They can't make Trump keep troops in Syria. They've asked for increased sanctions on Syria instead.
The fencing that is to be reinforced with wire is not new. If the request is approved, the Pentagon will decide how many troops to send.
The president's remarks Thursday came less than 24 hours before he was set to meet with congressional leaders to discuss the ongoing shutdown and his border wall funding request.
Attempts to re-open the US government seemed to fall through yesterday as President Trump made clear he would not budge on his demand for $5 billion in border-wall funding.
The senator-elect from Utah said Trump's most glaring failure has been his inability to unite a "nation so divided, resentful and angry."
As of early Wednesday, Haley already had accumulated 151,000 followers on her new personal Twitter account.
The president's tweet comes amid a partial government shutdown that began over his demand that Congress fund a $5 billion wall on the southern border.
Trump had been criticized for not visiting any combat zones until now, unlike several of his predecessors.
The 85-year-old justice said in August that she would like to remain on the Supreme Court for another five years.
"It's a disgrace, what's happening in this country," the president said. "But other than that I wish everyone a very merry Christmas."
The string of complaining tweets comes in the midst of a partial federal government shutdown that is expected to stretch into the coming week.
Trump announced that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will take over.
It was unclear exactly how long the shutdown — which affects thousands of federal workers — would last, with negotiations slated to continue over the weekend.
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"That's what happens when you ignore sound military advice," Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said.
With the election of Donald Trump, advocates worried they had missed their chance at criminal justice reform. They were wrong.
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said the attacks will continue "until our federal government starts taking the threat seriously."
Analysis: No border wall. No rewrite of immigration policy. No Republican majority in the House. On his top agenda item, the president's getting hammered.
Trump completely forgets about preventative care, a core tenant of the Affordable Care Act.
Remember "lodestar?" That word also spiked in search following a New York Times op-ed from an anonymous Trump administration official.
Giuliani asserted in two contentious Sunday show interviews that there has been no wrong doing on the part of the president.