Trump urges Dems to help craft new immigration laws: ‘Chuck & Nancy, call me!'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpProsecutors investigating Trump inaugural fund, pro-Trump super PAC for possible illegal foreign donations: NY Times George Conway: Why take Trump's word over prosecutors' if he 'lies about virtually everything' Federal judge says lawsuit over Trump travel ban waivers will proceed MORE on Saturday invited Democratic leaders to call him to discuss crafting new immigration laws, claiming Democrats are blocking new proposals.

"If the Democrats would stop being obstructionists and come together, we could write up and agree to new immigration laws in less than one hour," Trump tweeted.

The president accused Democrats of causing "needless pain and suffering" while pointing to "horrors taking place on the Border." He did not elaborate on what issues he was referring to.

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"Chuck & Nancy, call me!" Trump wrote, referring to Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerA missed opportunity for Democrats in the border wall showdown We have the funds we need to secure the border Anti-wall is not a border policy: How Democrats can sell an immigration plan MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force On The Money: GOP senator floats options to prevent shutdown | Republicans stunned by Trump shutdown threat | Schumer insists Dems won't budge on wall | Pelosi expects fierce fight over Trump tax returns | Trump warns GM won't be treated well after layoff Will Congress score headlines or legislative wins in next session? MORE (D-Calif.).

Schumer and Pelosi issued a joint statement on Saturday afternoon pushing back on Trump's tweet while accusing Republicans of "making a mess" of the U.S. health-care system.

The Trump administration is currently arguing in court that ObamaCare’s pre-existing condition protections should be struck down, and the Democratic leaders said their members "will not be diverted" away from discussing health care.

"The president is desperate to change the subject from health care to immigration because he knows that health care is the number one issue Americans care about," Pelosi and Schumer said in the statement.

"Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell sets Monday test vote on criminal justice bill Senate votes to end US support for Saudi war, bucking Trump Former FBI official says Mueller won’t be ‘colored by politics’ in Russia probe MOREPaul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says he 'never directed' Cohen to break the law | GOP reels from Trump shutdown threat | Alleged spy Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy charge The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act kneecaps American factory workers The Hill's Morning Report — Where the shutdown fight stands MORE, and Republicans in Washington are making a mess of our health care system, causing premiums to increase and care to decrease."

Conservatives have grown increasingly worried that Trump and GOP leaders will strike a scaled-down immigration deal with Democrats in the lame-duck session if Democrats win control of the House next month.

Some Republicans worry that Trump will be eager to offer protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants known as Dreamers in exchange for the requested $25 billion for his border wall.

“[The wall] is the biggest symbol of Trump. It’s something he really, really wants,” Chris Chmielenski, deputy director for NumbersUSA, told The Hill this week. “And that’s our biggest fear, is that he’s going to give up amnesty to get a border wall.”

Meanwhile, Trump has escalated his rhetoric on immigration in recent days while seeking to rally GOP voters in the final weeks heading into the November midterm elections.

The president has repeatedly seized on a thousands-strong caravan of migrants pushing up through Central America toward the United States, demanding that Mexico stop the caravan.

On Thursday, Trump blamed Democratic policies for facilitating the caravan and doubled down on his promise to send the military to the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent the group from entering. 

Updated: 4:35 p.m.