President Donald Trump is getting ready for an epic showdown with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer over the partial government shutdown.
Trump will also be facing a new adversary -- Beto O'Rourke -- the fresh-faced Democrat.
Mr. Trump, who is famous for hyperboles and making empty threats to please his base and hold the media hostage, has made a huge announcement.
The former reality TV star turned politician has threatened to seal off the entire US-Mexico border if Congress does not give him the billions in funding for his massive border wall.
In a viral tweet, POTUS said: "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!"
Mr. Trump also reiterated his threats to pull off aid to the three Central American countries from which the thousands of migrants are trying to enter the US originate.
The head of the Republican Party stated: "Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of US for years!"
As the fight heats up with the top Democrats, Trump has received an unexpected surprise after a video of Schumer has been unearthed where he is pleading for the construction of a wall.
In the 2009 clip that was filmed at the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he said: "...illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the United States legally. Any immigration solution must recognize that we must do as much as we can to gain operational control of our borders as soon as possible."
He went on to explain: "Between 2005 and 2009, a vast amount of progress has been made on our borders and ports of entry."
Is Schumer a hypocrite?