According to President Donald Trump, construction on the border wall will begin on Monday. The President did not get the money that he asked for but says that he has enough to start with a down payment. By underfunding the border wall and placing other restrictions on it, the Dems and the NeverTrumpers claimed a victory of sorts. We will see how that works out for them.
As Written and Reported By Sarah Westwood for the Washington Examiner:
“We’re going to be starting work literally on Monday,” Trump said during an event Friday at the White House. “We have a lot of money coming to the border.”
Trump had threatened earlier Friday to veto the spending bill Congress passed on Thursday because it did not include sufficient funding for the wall and because it omitted expiring protections for young, undocumented immigrants.
Although the White House requested $25 billion in funding for wall construction, lawmakers included just $1.6 billion in the final version of their omnibus. That money can only go to fencing, however, and cannot be used to build a concrete wall anywhere along the border.
“Not happy with $1.6 billion for the wall,” Trump said.
Still, Trump described ………
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