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USA: 'Our country is doing so well!' - Trump takes blame for migrant 'invasion'02:43

USA: 'Our country is doing so well!' - Trump takes blame for migrant 'invasion'

United States, Washington DC
January 25, 2019 at 03:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump described Central American migration as an 'invasion' during a cabinet meeting in Washington DC on Thursday.

Speaking about his proposed wall on the southern border, Trump said: "I'll tell who wants this to happen: the military wants this to happen, because this is a virtual invasion of our country, of drugs, of human traffickers, of so many different things, of criminals."

He also reflected on the migration, saying: "One of the people I blame is myself, because the economy is so strong right now, stronger than ever before."

The US Senate voted against two amendments in Washington DC on Thursday, one apiece from both the Democrat and the Republican party, which sought to end the month-long government shutdown caused by Trump's wall.

Trump said that he had 'alternatives' but was 'honoured' so many Republicans had voted in his favour.

USA: 'Our country is doing so well!' - Trump takes blame for migrant 'invasion'02:43
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US President Donald Trump described Central American migration as an 'invasion' during a cabinet meeting in Washington DC on Thursday.

Speaking about his proposed wall on the southern border, Trump said: "I'll tell who wants this to happen: the military wants this to happen, because this is a virtual invasion of our country, of drugs, of human traffickers, of so many different things, of criminals."

He also reflected on the migration, saying: "One of the people I blame is myself, because the economy is so strong right now, stronger than ever before."

The US Senate voted against two amendments in Washington DC on Thursday, one apiece from both the Democrat and the Republican party, which sought to end the month-long government shutdown caused by Trump's wall.

Trump said that he had 'alternatives' but was 'honoured' so many Republicans had voted in his favour.