UPDATED 8:35 AM PT – Fri. January 4, 2019
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump isn’t backing down from his calls for border security.
Speaking to reporters Friday morning, she said the president has always been willing to negotiate, but won’t put national security at risk.
Sanders called the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis,” and suggested the president has the support of the American people, because they want to feel safe.
The press secretary went to say the White House is hopeful newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be willing to negotiate with President Trump.
“The people that elected Nancy Pelosi didn’t elect her to come up here and do nothing and didn’t elect her to play political games,” said Sanders. “They elected her to find real solutions and actually work with the president and work with all members of Congress to get things done. So, we’re hopeful that she as Speaker will do that.”
Negotiations on a spending bill have reached a deadlock over President Trump’s demand for border wall funding.