U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as investors digested remarks from President Donald Trump.
Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 62 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 8.75 points and 21.25 points, respectively.
At a rally in Phoenix, Trump said he would keep his campaign promise of building a border wall even "if we have to close down our government." Trump also said he doubts a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is possible.
Trump's remarks came after the administration has faced a couple of turbulent weeks due to a shakeup in staff and comments made Trump following the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va.
Investors also awaited key economic data releases ahead of an important monetary policy symposium at Jackson Hole later on this week.
Data to watch on Wednesday, includes the flash US composite purchasing managers' index (PMI) due out at 9:45 a.m. ET, which will be followed by new home sales, set to come out at 10 a.m. ET.