Trump 'loses temper' and threatens government shutdown if border wall funding 'is not robust enough': GOP senator
President Donald Trump touring border wall prototypes in San Diego with then-acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan. CBP photo by Ralph Desio.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) revealed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S. government if his demand for funding a wall on the Mexico border is not met.

Capito reportedly made the remarks on MetroNews' TalkLine program.

According to the Republican senator, Trump said that he would consider a government shutdown “if [funding is] not robust enough.”

“I told him that I didn’t think a shutdown benefited anybody -- him, us or the American people," Capito explained. "He can have his own opinion on it I guess.”

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) also disagreed with Trump's shutdown threat, Capito said.

Politico reported that Trump lost his temper during the meeting with Capito and Shelby.