She also called President Trump's proposal to offer DACA protections in exchange for wall funding a "non-starter".
"I don't think they're going to make a deal", Trump told reporters at the White House.
"When I wrote you on January 23, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when the government has reopened to schedule this year's State of the Union Address", she wrote. With a Wall it would be soooo much easier and less expensive. They are having a negotiation over there.
Top advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, continue to warn that the move will immediately be challenged in court, hoping to temper expectations with the President that wall construction will begin immediately.
Pelosi's comments came after a committee composed of Republican and Democrat representatives and senators met for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 30, seeking to hammer out an agreement that satisfies both sides.
Republicans angling for compromise have shifted from using the word "wall" in favor of the word "barrier".
"I knew that he wanted it all to himself", Pelosi said, chuckling and banging her fists on the podium to emphasize her excitement over proving her theory correct. Lawmakers negotiating the bill are well aware that he could quash an agreement at any time, plunging them back into crisis.
But in his tweetstorm Thursday, Trump dropped the semantics.
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Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray were also there. And on Iran, Coats said, "We do not believe Iran is now undertaking activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device".
"Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games!"
He confirmed that if wall building money is not provided, he is ready to declare an emergency.
In a barrage of morning tweets, Trump sent mixed messages in which he alternately hardened his wall demand, but also suggested that repairing existing fencing is a big part of his plan.
"Very sadly, Murder cases in Mexico in 2018 rose 33% from 2017, to 33,341".
The president also took to Twitter, to announce that more USA troops are being sent to the country's southern border.
"Worse even than Afghanistan". Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL. "Wall is already being built, I don't expect much help!" "The Wall is getting done one way or the other!" he vowed.
Despite some additions and replacements to barriers since Trump took office, none of the work was based on the prototypes that he commissioned to fulfill his signature campaign promise, the Washington Post reported.