'It's $2 trillion worth of commerce!': CNN panel blames Trump for putting the economy at risk over border war
President Donald Trump. (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the US-Mexico border again despite the negative impact that it would have on the economy.

"If we don't make a deal with Congress, the border's going to be closed, 100 percent," Trump said while talking to reporters in the Oval Office.

On Tuesday, pundits told CNN's Jakes Tapper that Trump's "short-sighted thinking" was harmful and unproductive.

"At the end of the day, you're doing close to $2 trillion worth of commerce across the border. You're not going to have it closed down because of that. The economy has been humming along. The president likes to point to all of these positive numbers with the economy which will quickly go south if the southern border is closed," Conservative commentator David Urban said.

Commentator Karen Finney pointed out that this behavior is a pattern for Trump.

"This is the same kind of short-sighted thinking that we saw with the [government] shutdown," she said. "It's this rash idea that nobody really knew about, and there is scrambling in the White House to try to figure out. There will be ramifications in many communities that will have sort of a ripple effect."

Watch the full discussion below via CNN.