After agreeing to temporarily re-open the government, President Trump issued a warning to Congress: fund a border wall through legislative means or the president will do so with executive power.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: So let me be very clear, we really have no choice but to build a powerful wall or steel barrier. If we don't get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on February 15 again or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws in the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency. We will have great security and I want to thank you all very much. Thank you very much.