US President Donald Trump has reiterated his demand for border wall funding as the partial government shutdown enters its 25th day.
Trump again urged Congress on Monday to give him the money to build his long-promised wall along the US-Mexican border.
Speaking at an American Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans, Trump rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered US government agencies in order to encourage negotiations with Democrats on border security issues.
Democrats, who control the House, have rejected Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for a border wall.
He threatened to continue with the government shutdown for as long as it takes to get Congress’ approval for the wall funding across the southern border with Mexico.
On the other side of the argument, Democrats say that there are cheaper and more effective ways than a wall to strengthen border security.
They have offered to give Trump $1.3 billion in new border…