President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to close the US southern border if Congress does not agree to provide $5 billion in taxpayer funds for his promised wall along the border with Mexico.
With large parts of the federal government shut down for lack of funding in a dispute over the proposed wall and Congress adjourned until next week, Trump was in the White House firing off angry tweets.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” Trump said.
“Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border,” he added.
The Republican president also reiterated threats to cut off all US aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, which he said were not doing anything to stop the flow of migrants toward the United States.
A spokesman for U.S. Senate Democratic leader…