The St. Louis Tea Party is organizing a rally for Saturday in support of President Donald Trump as he continues to fight for the border wall.
According to a press release, the rally was organized by the St. Louis Tea Party and the Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft.
“Our president needs our support. Our president needs to know we stand with him,” Hoft said in a statement, encouraging St. Louis residents to attend the Saturday rally in Clayton, Missouri.
“Let’s show our support for President Trump as he holds the line, and demand funding for the wall,” the St. Louis Tea Party said on Facebook.
The news comes amid a contentious government shutdown over funding for Trump’s border wall, which now Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are unwilling to budge on after multiple conversations with the president.
On Thursday, Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room (his first) and was accompanied by members of ICE and Border Patrol.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told the White House press corps that if they “interview Border Patrol agents, they will tell you that walls work.”
“Anywhere that you look, where we have built walls, they have worked,” he said. “We need those physical barriers and we appreciate President Trump and all of his efforts in getting us those physical barriers.”
Trump also spoke to the reporters gathered at the White House, telling them he has never had so much support in his presidency as he does now.
“We need protection in our country,” he said. “The people of our country want it. I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security, for border control and for, frankly, the wall or the barrier. I have never had anything like it in terms of calls coming in, in terms of people writing and tweeting and doing whatever they have to do. I’ve never had this much support.”
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