Trump warns of ‘death -- a lot of death’ if Congress doesn’t build his wall
White House photo of President Donald Trump touring the border with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (Photo: Screen capture)

President Donald Trump warned of "death" if Democrats don't pay for his border fence.

Standing with Border Patrol agents and a bearded Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) -- in front of an armored personnel career -- Trump offered a dire forecast in a video from the photo-op released by the White House.

"This is common sense, they need a barrier, they need a wall," Trump said of the agents.

Trump campaigned on building a concrete wall that Mexico would fund, but shut down the government because he now wants a steel fence paid for by American taxpayers.

"If you don't have it, it's going to be nothing but hard work and grueling problems," Trump claimed.

"And by the way, and death," he added. "And death. A lot of death."