Trump falsely claims he wants a steel wall 'at the request of Democrats' -- but the idea was his
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office (screengrab)

During his first Oval Office address to the nation to argue for a Mexican border wall, President Donald Trump claimed he wants to build a steel border wall "at the request of Democrats" -- though the idea was his.

Days prior, the New York Times reported that Trump proposed a steel barrier instead of a concrete one because he thought Democrats would like it better.

“I informed my folks to say that we’ll build a steel barrier,” Trump said on January 6, adding that Democrats "don’t like concrete, so we’ll give them steel.”

Watch the remarks below: