Conway: Take Trump's threats to close southern border 'seriously'

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway knocks Biden, talks up Sanders in Wash Post op-ed Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits MORE said Sunday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE is serious in threatening to close the U.S.-Mexico border.

“It certainly isn’t a bluff. You can take the president seriously," she said during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace whether Trump was "bluffing" when he said he will likely close the border.


Conway added that Congress "can fix this."

"Congress can fix the problem of immigration that they’ve failed to fix. This president is looking at the metrics," she said, adding that the U.S. has "never seen a surge" in immigration "like this."

Trump said Friday that “there’s a very good likelihood” he will close the entire southern border this week.

The president said that Mexico is "going to have to do something, otherwise I’m closing the border."

"I’ll just close the border. And with a deficit like we have with Mexico and have had for many years, closing the border would be a profit-making operation. When you close the border also you will stop a lot of the drugs from coming in," he added. 

He said in a tweet Thursday that he "may close the Southern Border," adding that Mexico was "doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country."