Trump Vows to Continue Fight for Wall at New Orleans Farm Convention

President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention, Monday Jan. 14, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump is vowing to continue to fight for border wall funding during a speech in New Orleans.

Trump spoke at a farm convention Monday, declaring: “When it comes to keeping the American people safe, I will never, ever back down.”

Trump spent much of his remarks justifying his position, insisting that a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is needed on security and humanitarian grounds.

Trump says he asked Congress for a “steel barrier” because we “need strength.”

Trump is locked in an impasse with congressional Democrats. He has demanded $5.7 billion in wall funding. Democrats, who oppose the wall as immoral and wasteful, have called on him to reopen the government while border negotiations continue.

Source: Associated Press