Trump suggests Vatican proves border wall is moral

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification 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 rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHistory teaches that Nancy Pelosi is right about impeachment The politics and practicalities of impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms 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.