Trump Arrives Near TX Border: Homan Says President Won't Give Up on Fight for Wall Funding
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said Thursday that President Trump is not going to give in on the issue of the border wall, as Trump arrived in McAllen, Texas, to visit with Border Patrol officials.
Trump's visit to Texas comes one day after a contentious White House meeting with Democratic leaders in which he walked out of the room when he was told by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Democrats would not budge on their opposition to the wall funding.
With the partial government shutdown approaching the three-week mark, Homan said on "Outnumbered Overtime" he believes Trump will return to Washington, D.C. with a renewed sense of commitment.
"I think he's going to keep pushing the way he's pushing. I've talked to him. I don't think he's gonna give up on this issue," said Homan, a Fox News contributor.
Homan said he's been on trips with Trump to the border and said the president loves speaking to officers and agents who "put their lives on the line."
"He asks smart questions, he'll listen to the answers and he acts on those answers," said Homan, explaining that Border Patrol agents on the front lines want the wall built for the safety of the country.
At the meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Trump is said to have offered candy before nixing the session, which he called a "total waste of time."
Schumer accused the president of having a "temper tantrum" while Pelosi called him "petulant."
“He asked Speaker Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up, and said, 'Well we’ve got nothing to discuss,'" Schumer said.
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