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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit 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 SchumerChuck SchumerUS national security policy in the 117th Congress and a new administration Voters say Biden should make coronavirus vaccine a priority: poll New York City subway service could be slashed 40 percent, officials warn MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiVoters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus 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 McConnellFeinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee Voters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus MOREPaul RyanPaul Davis RyanBottom line Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition Feehery: A possible House Speaker conundrum for Democrats 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.