The Latest: Pence says Trump's wall claim was 'impression'

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Vice President Mike Pence, talk as they walk down th...
President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks from Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump returned fr...

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Vice President Mike Pence, talk as they walk down th...

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks from Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump returned fr...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

9:05 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a U.S.-Mexico border wall was an "impression."

Trump said Friday that some previous presidents "have told me that we should have done it."

The four living ex-presidents do not back Trump up on that claim. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said they had not discussed the wall with Trump. Barack Obama's office reiterated his opposition to the wall.

Pence told NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, "I know the president has said that was his impression from previous presidents."

Pence says he's seen "clips of previous presidents talking about the importance of border security and the importance of addressing illegal immigration."

Trump is scheduled to address the nation Tuesday night and lay out his case for the wall, which Democrats oppose. The government is in its third week of a partial shutdown over wall funding.

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12:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border is getting no support from the ex-presidents' club.

Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: "This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some of them have told me that we should have done it."

The four living ex-presidents do not back Trump up on this claim. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said they had not discussed the wall with Trump. Barack Obama's office reiterated his opposition to the wall.

Trump is scheduled to address the nation Tuesday night and lay out his case for the wall, which Democrats oppose. The government is in its third week of a partial shutdown over wall funding.