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Northern Michigan reacts to President wanting wall

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House while walking to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN) -- President Trump addressed the nation Tuesday night about the border and government shutdown.

On Tuesday 7&4 asked several people what they would want to say to President Trump about the wall.

"Hello Trump I'm in support of the wall. Pleased build it. I'm a disabled veteran I secured the borders and I voted for you hoping that would secure them too," said Joseph Harrell, who supports the idea of a wall.

"I would say to President Trump to proceed with a barrier of some kind in the most monetarily efficient way and in conjunction with the barrier wall provide vetting," said Ed Timmer, another supporter of the wall.

"Well I believe he's right about the wall I think we need a wall secure border but it's one portion of it or one segment of it, one component of it. And I think what he needs to do is let the other side know he's willing to deal with them, " added Dennis Wiand.

There were also people who were not in support of a wall.

"Mr. President at this point not only do I not agree with the wall morally but also at this point it's fiscally irresponsible to continue pressing this issue. Um it will not benefit neither the United States nor are neighboring countries, said Victoria Southwell who is against the wall.

"I believe that the wall is more of a pain than anything and I do not it is very humanely done. I have a lot of compassion and I believe that we should have compassion for others," said Rhonda Randall.

"Please act as our president and represent all of the people in the country that are voting and responding to not spend the money on a wall," said Lucinda Timmer.



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