December 12, 2018 10:17 am
Updated: December 12, 2018 10:21 am

Trump cites Strasbourg Christmas market shooting as reason for U.S.-Mexico wall

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U.S. President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!”

That’s a reference to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who met with Trump Tuesday.

A suspected extremist sprayed gunfire at a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three and wounding at least 13.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox & Friends Wednesday it appears no Americans were killed or injured in the attack. He also stressed the need for border security.

WATCH: Gunman kills 3, wounds 11 others in Strasbourg, France

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