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    President Donald Trump turns as he talks to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at McAllen International Airport as he prepares to leave after a visit to the southern border, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in McAllen, Texas

    Crisis on Southern Border Worse Than Expected, US Faces 'Invasion' - Trump

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump offered his assessment of what he calls a crisis after visiting the US-Mexican border, saying he found the situation worse than ordinary people can understand, according to a presidential Twitter post on Friday.

    "I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!" Trump tweeted. "The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck [Schumer] and Nancy [Pelosi] don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY."

    In his next Tweet, the US president accused the previous administration of failing to build the wall.

    ​The dig against House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer came on day 21 of a partial shutdown of the US federal government in a dispute over whether to build a wall on the US border with Mexico.

    READ MORE: Graham Says High Time for Trump to Use Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

    Trump is demanding at least $5 billion to construct the wall, while Schumer and Pelosi have refused to provide any funds, resulting in a breakdown of negotiations to reopen the government.


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