President Trump asked Tuesday why members of Congress like Speaker Nancy Pelosi are still getting paid during the ongoing partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall with Mexico.
“Why is Nancy Pelosi getting paid when people who are working are not?” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump vowed not to back down in the shutdown fight with Democrats. “When it comes to keeping the American people safe, I will never, ever back down. I didn’t need this fight. This is a rough fight. We’re dealing against people who think that if they can stop me from building the wall … they think that’s a good thing for 2020, because they’re not going to win.”