President Trump pointed to the wall that former President Obama built near his residence in Washington DC as a reason for Congress funding its barrier on the southern border.
"President and Mrs. Obama have built a three meter high wall around their DC villa. I agree, absolutely necessary for her safety. The US needs the same, slightly larger version! "Tweet Trump on Sunday afternoon.
The former president and his wife Michelle bought the 8,200-square-meter villa in 201
The Obamas bought the house after lease when Obama left office in 2016.
At that time the property including the wall was renovated several times.
Trump has been fighting with Congressional Democrats for financing his wall on the southern border. 19659005] The president wants $ 5 billion for the barrier, but Democrats are only offering $ 1.6 billion for border security – and nothing for a wall.
The stalemate led to a partial closure of the government.
This story had its origins published by The New York Post.