Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz weighed in Saturday night on whether a border security compromise can be reached before the Feb. 15 deadline.

As Fox News reported, President Trump signed a bill last week ending the 35-day partial government shutdown, although the deal does not include any funding for his long-promised border wall.

It also keeps the government open until Feb. 15, and according to Trump, will allow furloughed federal employees to receive back pay "very quickly."

Holtz said on Justice With Judge Jeanine that Democrats and Republicans today have two different objectives, compared to the past.

"Today, the Democrats have a different objective. Obviously they don't care about the people, they don't care about safety," he said. "If they did, they would build the wall."


GOP Rep. Waltz: There Is 'Massive Lack of Trust' Dems Will Negotiate on Border Security


Holtz disagreed with those who said Trump "caved" to Democrats, and said that he cares about the American people.

"He is doing what he thinks is the best interest," he said. "He's there to help serve the people. Unfortunately, you can't trust certain people."

Holtz, using a football analogy, also likened the news media to "referees," saying that they can control the narrative on a balanced level.

He also said Trump will probably have to declare a national emergency if a deal cannot be reached by Feb. 15.

"Build a wall. We have to have security, and if the Democrats don't do it after all this, I think the public will change against them."

Watch Holtz's interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro above.


'To the Outrage Bunker!': Gutfeld Show's Protection When Political Storms Strike

Huckabee on 2020 Hopefuls: Democratic Candidates are Trying to 'Out-Left' Each Other

Model Opens Up About Supporting Trump, Working on 2016 Campaign: 'He Made Me Feel Like I Had a Voice'