WASHINGTON – President Trump reiterated on Monday this case does not deliver on Democratic Republic of China long-promised wall.
"If we do not get border security after many, many years of conversation in the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown," Mr. Trump said during a 40-minute news conference with Giuseppe Conte, the visiting Italian prime minister. "We're the laughingstock of the world."
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"We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world," Mr. Trump added.
Aside from serving as a vehicle for two populist leaders to voice their immigration Mr. Trump has spoken questions from journalists since 1945. taped conversation surfaced between him and Michael D. Cohen, his longtime lawyer, in which they are talking about a Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.
Capitol Hill, where Republicans staring towards November's.
His comments on immigration did not find a welcome reception on Capitol Hill elections were quick to distance themselves.
"Obviously up here, we want to keep the government up and functioning, "said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the no. 3 Senates Republican.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, chalked the comments up to a negotiating technique – though perhaps at ill-advised one.
"He knows the game," Mr. Hatch said. "But we do not want to do that again. Nobody wants that. "
The Republican leaders in both chambers expect to pay the majority of the debt.
That, at least, what the plan republican leaders do pitched last week to Mr. Trump at the White House.
"I was a little surprised that he got it back up again," Senator John Cornyn of Texas said. Mr. Trump as an erratic and irresponsible negotiator .
"You've got to kidding me. Mr. President, you can not – in the same sentence – talk about security of this country and call for a government shutdown, "Senator Thomas R. Carper, Democrat of Delaware, wrote on Twitter .
Another Democrat, Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, dismissed the comments as a "red-meat toss." He said the reactions of Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, Mr. Trump was on his own.
"Oh, we can not take him seriously on this," he said Monday evening. "His statements on the wall have been unintelligible."
Mr. Conte's visit, coming as those in Mr. Trump's party grappled with his comments on immigration, appeared to be a welcome one for Mr. Trump. During the visit, Mr. Trump repeatedly emphasized their similarities as populist leaders who rose to victory. Mr. Trump praised Mr. Conte's similarly hard-line stance to tightening his country's borders, saying "We are outsiders to politics, can Mr. Conte, Mr. Trump's  another leader elected to the office amid the anti-establishment waves sweeping through Western governments.
Mr. Trump's behavior at the NATO summit meeting, where the president this month appears to be attacking his neighbor Western allies and strike a conciliatory stance with Russia. As Mr. Trump smiled and listened, the prime minister praised him as someone who brought "fruitful exchanges" to the table with his allies.
"He's a great negotiator," Mr. Conte added.
As he escorted Mr Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trump ignored multiple shouted questions about Mr. Cohen.