>>> wendy davis: president donald trump visited the southern border today, and now says he is nearing a decision about declaring a national emergency there... >>> rob vaughn his comments come on the 20th day of a partial government shutdown... and one day before thousands of federal workers will wake up without their paychecks.
Wfmz's joy howe reports.
>>>president trump: "this is a common sense argument."
>>>reporter president trump took his case for a border wall to the border, where he said a wall?
By any other name?
Would still satisfy him.
>>>pres donald trump: border security, the wall, the steel barrier... they can have whatever name they want, but we have to have it and it's going to happen.
>>>reporter but the only wall he's gotten so far?
Is the one democrats have put up.
Chuck schumer: "open the government."
>>>reporter democrats say they want to make a deal to r?open the government, but they say funding the president's wall isn't part of that deal?
So he won't take it.
Nancy pelosi: "why are you rejecting it at the expense of the health, safety and the wel?being of the american people?"
>>>reporter all the money talk in washington, isn't just about a wall.
) 80?thousand federal workers will miss their paychecks friday.
One air traffic controller from indianapolis told cnn, it's frustrating that while all this goes on, congress is still getting paid, but he and his fellow federal employees are not.
>>> marc schneider/ air traffic controller: "what's less valuable about a tsa employee?
What's less valuable about a park ranger?
Where's the difference?
Why are my bills less important than someone else's?"
) >>>reporter and that 'now' demand from workers to get paid, could very well turn into later... >>>pres donald trump: i have the absolute right to declare.
If this doesn't work out, i would almost say definitely.
>>>reporter after going to the border, the president is looking at declaring a national emergency, which would allow him to use federal funds to build a wall, without approval from congress.
But that would likely be