President Donald Trump on Sunday, Dec. 30,  said former President Barack Obama has a wall around his Washington D.C. home for security so the United States should have the same, just “larger.”

“President and Mrs. Obama built/have a ten-foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,” he tweeted.

TMZ first reported two years ago that the former first family had obtained permits for additional security at their D.C. home. The structure, which in photos appears to be similar to a security fence but made of brick, was reportedly completed in 2017.

The Obamas originally rented the nine-bedroom home but last June paid $8.1 million for it. They moved in after they left the White House in January 2017. They made a number of renovations to the property at the time, including the wall.

Earlier, President Trump asserted that a border wall is necessary to stop criminals from coming into the country.

He said, ““Border Patrol Agents want the Wall.” Democrat’s say they don’t want the Wall (even though they know it is really needed), and they don’t want ICE. They don’t have much to campaign on, do they? An Open Southern Border and the large scale crime that comes with such stupidity!”

Trump also tweeted: “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. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?”

Border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico U.S. border, seen from Tijuana, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. The U.S. federal government remains partially closed in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico-U.S. border, seen from Tijuana, on Dec. 22, 2018. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

A budget standoff remains between Trump, who wants $5 billion for wall funding, and Democratic lawmakers, who back a modest increase in border security funding but resolutely oppose a wall. The stalemate led to a partial government shutdown.

Democrats said the White House offered to accept $2.5 billion for border security, but that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told Vice President Mike Pence that it wasn’t acceptable. It was also not guaranteed that Trump would settle for that amount.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill added that Democrats are united against the wall and won’t seriously consider any White House offer unless Trump backs it publicly.

By TheBL