'Keeping All Options Open': Conway Says Trump Won't Rule Out Gov't Shutdown Over Wall Funding
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump won't rule out shutting down the government over funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
On "Fox & Friends" Friday, host Steve Doocy noted that it doesn't appear that border wall funding will be included an the upcoming spending bill, asking if that could result in a government shutdown.
“The president is keeping all options open," Conway said.
She said the president has been "explicit and consistent" for years in his position that the U.S. is a sovereign nation in need of physical borders.
"Congress has failed to act. Republican and Democratic Congresses, frankly, have failed to meet the president’s very modest demands," Conway said, calling for action on not just building the wall but ending chain migration and the visa lottery system.
"The president has made clear he wants people to come here legally. There’s a process in place, do it. There are 26 ports of entry. Enter them," she said.
As for those who take issue with the price of Trump's wall, Conway said $1.6 billion to get started is a "modest down payment for the security of this nation."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.