Trump suggests Vatican proves border wall is moral

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE on Wednesday suggested that a border wall can't be immoral because there are walls around the Vatican.

“When they say the wall’s immoral, well then you got to do something about the Vatican, because the Vatican has the biggest wall of them all," Trump said during remarks at a meeting with his Cabinet members.

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Trump also claimed that walls "work 100 percent."

"Look at all of the countries that have walls, and they work 100 percent," he said. "It’s never going to change. A wall is a wall.”

Trump's comments came as he continues to demand that Congress approve $5 billion in funding for a wall to be built along the southern border.

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Dec. 22, with lawmakers at odds over Trump's demand for border wall funding. There were no indications Wednesday that the shutdown would end soon.

Trump said during his remarks at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting that the shutdown could last for "a long time," while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy On The Money: Trump asks Supreme Court to block Dem subpoena for financial records | Kudlow 'very optimistic' for new NAFTA deal | House passes Ex-Im Bank bill opposed by Trump, McConnell Top House Democrats ask for review of DHS appointments MORE (R-Ky.) suggested Wednesday that the shutdown could continue for "weeks."

"We're hopeful that somehow in the coming days and weeks we'll be able to reach an agreement," McConnell said, adding that he didn't think "any particular progress" was made Wednesday.

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiLouisiana governor wins re-election Dynamic scoring: Forward-thinking budgeting practices to grow our economy Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' MORE (D-Calif.), likely the next Speaker, reiterated that Democrats won't agree to fund a wall.

“Nothing for the wall,” she told with NBC’s “Today” in an interview that will air Thursday.