Trump was originally scheduled to travel to his Florida resort for the end of year holidays. However, the president said earlier he would stay in Washington DC during the partial government shutdown.
I am in the White House, working hard. News reports concerning the Shutdown and Syria are mostly FAKE. We are negotiating with the Democrats on desperately needed Border Security (Gangs, Drugs, Human Trafficking & more) but it could be a long stay. On Syria, we were originally…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 22 December 2018
Building a wall on the US-Mexico border was one of Trump's key promises throughout his presidential campaign. The president believes that the wall will stop illegal migration, as well as end the trafficking of people and drugs.
In January 2017, Trump signed an executive order that partially initiated the process of building the wall. The Trump administration requested $5 billion for the wall within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget, a request that Democrats and several Republicans oppose.
Last week, Trump threatened to have the US military build his wall along the US-Mexico border if the spending bill did not include the funding he wants.