Top Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is currently locked in a budget battle with President Trump over funding for the much-talked about border wall.
In fact, the government is currently shut down while both sides dig in their heels, with Democrats adamantly refusing to agree to fund the border wall and increase border security.
However, Schumer must have had a recent change of heart because he spoke exactly like Trump on the issue in 2009.
A video has reemerged showing Schumer talking tough on border security and even endorsing the idea of a border wall.
Watch the video below:
"The first of these seven principles is that illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple," Schumer said. "When we use phrases like 'undocumented workers,' we convey a message to the American people that their government is not serious about combating illegal immigration, which the American people overwhelmingly oppose.”
He continued: "People who enter the United States without our permission are illegal aliens, and 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.”
But here’s the kicker: Schumer also said the construction of a border wall represented a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.”
“The American people need to know that, because of our efforts in Congress, our border is far more secure today than it was when we began debating comprehensive immigration reform in 2005," Schumer said.
He added: “This progress includes ... construction of 630 miles of border fence that create a significant barrier to illegal immigration on our southern land border.”
He had better hope his fellow Democrats don't see the video...