President trump met with sheriffs

President Trump meets with sheriffs before leaving for El Paso.Thumbnail

The president met with a group of U.S. sheriffs Monday just before his departure to El Paso.

President Donald Trump met with sheriffs from Texas and Arizona, discussing the border wall.

"We're going there for a reason. We're going there to keep our country safe and we don't want murders and drug dealers and gang members and MS-13 and some of the worst people in the world coming into our country," said Trump. "We need a wall. We can call it anything. We can call it barriers, whatever they want. But now it turns out not only don't they want to give us the money for the wall, they don't want to give us the space to detain murderers, criminals, drug dealers, human smugglers. How bad is that? Human smuggling, people think as that as an ancient art."

He added with "I just want to say that the people working at ICE are brave, strong people that love our country and they help. The sheriffs said they help law enforcement and they've done an incredible job. And I really appreciate your support and the Democrats want to cut you, think they want to cut ICE. They take out MS-13 and others by the thousands and they want to cut ICE so we're not going to let that happen. Thank you all very much."

Lawmakers have until Friday to come to a deal on border security or the country will be thrown into another shutdown.

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