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Trump threatens to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund the border wall

President Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress does not appropriate funds for his much-promised wall construction along the southern border.

"We have to have borders, and we have to have them fast. And we need security. We need the wall. We're going to have it all," he said at a campaign-style rally in Michigan. "We come up again on September 28, and if we don't get border security we will have no choice: We will close down the country because we need border security."

On the campaign trail, Trump said Mexico would pay for the wall. Watch his comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian