AP FACT CHECK: Trump floats fictions about the border

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump meets with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule. Lawmakers are away until next week. The ball is in Trump's court, both sides say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump's border. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule. Lawmakers are away until next week. The ball is in Trump's court, both sides say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)