US President Donald Trump is signaling that the government shutdown in the wake of the standoff over his border wall funding is an issue of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to address the issue, using a 2020 hash tag.
“It is becoming more and more obvious that the Radical Democrats are a Party of open borders and crime,” he claimed. “They want nothing to do with the major Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border. #2020!”
Trump has been calling for a wall along the southern border since his 2016 presidential campaign, pledging that Mexico would pay for it.
Funding for the wall has led to a budget impasse, causing the ongoing partial government shutdown, the longest in US history.
Trump demands over $5 billion, for which he is “proud” to shut down the government but Democrats are not offering more than $1.3 billion.
The federal government shuttered late last year after the president refused to…