Fox's Pete Hegseth: Trump has a "very prudent approach" to shutting down the government over a border wall

Fox's Pete Hegseth: Trump has a "very prudent approach" to shutting down the government over a border wall

Hegseth: "He wants to shut it down, I think that's his impulse, to get that wall. But clearly the 2018 midterms are a big factor"

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From the September 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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PETE HEGSETH (FOX & FRIENDS WEEKEND CO-HOST): I was struck by a very prudent approach, I think, on the government shutdown. He's -- we don't know where he would come down on that. He wants to shut it down, I think that's his impulse, to get that wall. But clearly the 2018 midterms are a big factor, and the discussions with fellow Republicans have said, "Let's wait until after the elections to have the wall fight."

Previously:

Fox & Friends suggests Trump pay for the wall through corporate sponsorships

Fox's Brian Kilmeade: Not funding Trump's border wall would be "anti-American"

Tucker Carlson: In terms of border security, "Why not just build a big concrete wall with guard towers and dogs?"

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