President Trump on Thursday urged Senate Democratic lawmakers to ease the shutdown fight over border security spending.

The President insisted that most of the governmental workers not being paid as a result of the shutdown are Democrats, suggesting that Democrats are only hurting their own constituents.

“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country,” Mr. Trump tweeted. ““Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?”

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Dec. 27, 2018, after traveling to Iraq and Germany.

President Trump returned to Washington on Thursday after a surprise visit to US military forces in Germany and Iraq and quickly turned to Twitter to praise the troops as “incredible people”.

“Just returned from visiting our troops in Iraq and Germany. One thing is certain, we have incredible people representing our Country – people that know how to win!,” he wrote on his Twitter account about 45 minutes after Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland following the 29-hour journey.

He returned to Washington after his first visit to troops in an active war zone and the government shutdown entered its sixth day Thursday.

Trump said during his Iraq visit that the shutdown would last as long as it takes to get the funding he wants for the wall and additional border security measures.

About 25 percent of the government is closed and roughly 800,000 federal employees are working without pay or have been furloughed since Saturday after Congress failed to pass a spending plan.

By TheBL

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