Pelosi: President 'expressing a sign of weakness' with wall

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday spoke out strongly against President Trump's proposed border wall, saying the Democrats do not support its construction.

"The president talks about how tall it is, who's going to pay for it and all the rest of that, but you have to understand this part of the country. There's a community with the border going through it," she said during an interview on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"The president, I think, talking about this wall, is expressing a sign of weakness. He's saying, 'I can't control our borders. I have to build a wall.'"

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Pelosi said the government has a responsibility to control the country's borders.

"Building a wall is not an answer," she said, however.

"Not here, or any place."

She also called the view "immoral, expensive, unwise."

"When the president says, 'Well I promised a wall during my campaign,' I don't think he said he was going to pass billions of dollars of cost of the wall onto the taxpayer," she said.

Pelosi said during the interview the Republicans have the votes to keep the government open.

"The burden to keep it open is on the Republicans," she said.