President Donald Trump returned from his visit to American troops in Iraq on Thursday to once again demand that Democrats fully fund his proposed border wall -- or else.
Writing on Twitter, Trump told Democrats that they were only hurting their own supporters by not caving to his demands for wall funding.
"Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border," the president wrote. "Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?"
Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Nee… https://t.co/FgV5hk5UGL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1545912385.0
While Trump is now claiming that most government workers harmed by the shutdown are Democrats, earlier in the week he claimed that government workers were actually applauding him for making sure that they didn't get paid over the holidays because they wanted him to hold out until he got funding for the wall.