Trump: Talk about wall a distraction from ‘great job’ Border Patrol, ICE and military is doing

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE said Thursday that the focus on his proposed border wall has distracted from "the great job being done" on the border by "Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military."


"With so much talk about the Wall, people are losing sight of the great job being done on our Southern Border by Border Patrol, ICE and our great Military. Remember the Caravans? Well, they didn’t get through and none are forming or on their way. Border is tight. Fake News silent!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

Trump threatened earlier this month to shut down the government if $5 billion for the wall along the border with Mexico, a signature campaign promise, wasn't included in a series of funding bills that need to be passed by Friday.

But the White House earlier this week pulled back on that demand after Democrats said they would refuse to pay for the wall in a government funding measure.

Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHorowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week Top Republican requests House hearing with DOJ inspector general Trump, first lady take part in National Christmas Tree lighting MORE (R-Ohio) and Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsMeadows says he's advocating for Trump to add Alan Dershowitz to impeachment defense team State Department, Nuclear Regulatory Commission ranked the worst agencies on IT issues Trump abandons plan to dissolve Office of Personnel Management: report MORE (R-N.C.) of the House Freedom Caucus each blasted the concession in tweets Wednesday.

"Congressional leadership introduces CR until Feb. 8th WITHOUT $5 Billion for the Wall. Let me get this straight... our chances of getting the Wall will be better in February when Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE is Speaker than now when we have the majority? Give me a break. #DoWhatWeSaid," Jordan wrote, referring to a continuing resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government.

“The time to fight is now. Zero excuse,” Meadows tweeted, referring to getting funding for the wall.

Conservative media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Ben Shapiro have also criticized the White House's decision to drop demands for border wall funding.