Democrats offered further details of their border security plan Thursday, unveiling a measure that would provide no wall funds.
"If the president wants to call that a wall, he can call that a wall", she told reporters.
House Speaker Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, "There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation".
On Wednesday, House Democrats dismissed Trump's insistence on physical barriers along the US-Mexico border, arguing that security funds would be better spent elsewhere.
A top Democrat acknowledged that "everything is on the table", including the border barriers demanded by Trump. This led to a standoff in which Trump - trying unsuccessfully to increase pressure on Congress - refused to fully fund government, shutting down swaths of federal jobs for five weeks.
Trump tweeted Thursday morning that "Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee are wasting their time".
"There's not going to be any wall money in the legislation", she said during a weekly news conference. You know, fortunately, I don't need money.
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He has also maintained that large sections had already been built.
Originally, Trump reveled in the word "wall", leading chants at political rallies of "build the wall!"
Politicians negotiating the bill are well aware that he could move to quash an agreement at any time, plunging them back into crisis. Trump's GOP allies acknowledge he might have settled for just a fraction of it.
Previously, Democrats have supported $1.3 billion for new border fencing this year or improvements to existing fencing. Instead, they proposed giving Customs and Border Protection $98 million more than the agency received past year, enough to hire about 1,000 more Border Patrol agents, as well as giving $77 million more than the $353 million that Trump requested for buying and deploying security technology. She added: "Is there a place for enhanced fencing?"
A senior White House aide also assured Politico that the declaration will be "100 percent ready and coordinated", should border wall negotiations fail as expected. "Meanwhile, the number of undocumented immigrants crossing our border or attempting to cross remain not at alarming highs but at historic lows".
During the interview, Trump said the presidency is a "loser" financially. Unlike former Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., the California Democrat doesn't pretend she didn't read Trump's tweets - she just brings them up herself. "It just may well be a waste of time", Senator John Kennedy, Republican from Louisiana, told Newsweek. "To get to an agreement we've got to have all three in there".
Upon hearing that, the president said he doesn't expect a 17-member bipartisan committee to reach a deal on border security that's acceptable to him.