Tomi Lahren: "If we need a government shutdown" to build a border wall, "then a shutdown is exactly what we need"

Tomi Lahren: "If we need a government shutdown" to build a border wall, "then a shutdown is exactly what we need"

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From the December 19 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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TOMI LAHREN (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): We need to be funding this wall. It's the best $5 billion this government has ever spent, and I'm urging Donald Trump to hold firm on his promise.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): That means a shutdown. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): You were here last week and you said you were proud of how Donald Trump in the Oval Office meeting was standing up to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and saying, "It's worth shutting down for. I would be proud to shut down the government over it," but now the White House is saying, "Yeah, we'll see. Maybe we'll look for some money some place else." It looks like the Republicans in Congress have talked him out of shutting down the government. 

LAHREN: Well, his gut instincts were right last week and I hope he holds firm to that. Now, there has been talk about reallocating from other places funds to pay for a wall, and I'm not entirely against that, but I will say this: If we need a government shutdown in order to show this country that we are serious about border enforcement and security, then a shutdown is exactly what we need. And when President Trump listens to his instincts on this, he is right, which is why he won the election in 2016. He will win on it again in 2020. But he has to hold firm on this. The American people want a wall. 

Previously:

The looming Fox News government shutdown

Outnumbered hosts claim Trump didn't threaten a shut down "if we don't get what we want," moments after he did just that

Fox & Friends guest encourages a GOP government shutdown for Trump's border wall: "Shut down government"

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