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PoliticsTrump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'

05:50  12 february  2019
05:50  12 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall

Trump, Kushner met with contractors to discuss building border wall The two met with contractors at the White House late last week, two sources told CNN.

We are no longer just funding the wall , we are now BUILDING the wall . Eight days before Christmas I started this GoFundMe campaign because I was tired of watching the U . S . government’s inability to secure our southern border. Like most Americans, I see the porous southern border as a national

Trump won't get the .4 billion he wanted this week to begin building a border wall , but "So we ’ re putting up a lot of new walls in certain areas. We ’ re putting up a tremendous amount of money to fix Trump has already vowed to push for funding for the wall in the spending bills for fiscal year 2018

Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'© AP President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it.

"Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, which sits directly across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

Trump spoke shortly after lawmakers said they had reached a funding deal in principle to avoid another government shutdown set to begin on Saturday. The deal includes some money for barriers along the border.

GOP border security negotiator: Chances of another shutdown are 'nil or next to nil'

GOP border security negotiator: Chances of another shutdown are 'nil or next to nil' Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said that there is “no appetite” in the Capitol for a second government shutdown this year. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” about the odds of another partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demands for border wall money, Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann answered that they were “nil, or next to nil.

One kid started shouting " Build the wall , Build the wall !", then he pulled a bunch of shopping carts across the sudewalk and dared the other kids to try And since the average voter has the memory of a goldfish, they need to be constantly reminded of his bullshiat. Anyway , Trump would be happier than

“ Building a wall is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border.” That's Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), whose district spans about Pushing wary lawmakers to embrace the wall risks further straining Trump 's relationship with his party, both with border lawmakers and with GOP leaders trying

The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention beds used to house immigrants caught living illegally in the U.S.

"If we cut detention space, we are cutting loose dangerous criminals into our countries," Trump said. "I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of criminals into this country."

Democrats appear to have dropped their demand to dramatically slash the number of beds, but the measure does not include Trump's full request for 52,000 beds.

A congressional source told The Hill that the deal will include $1.375 billion for physical barriers, including 55 miles of new structures near the Rio Grande Sector of the border. But the money is well short of Trump's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding.

Trump: Congress can negotiate, but 'we're building the wall anyway'

Trump: Congress can negotiate, but 'we're building the wall anyway' President Trump rallied supporters on the southern border Monday night, promising to build a border wall whether negotiators in Congress trying to strike a deal on the issue make progress or not. “As I was walking up to this stage, I was told 'progress is being made with this committee.' Just so you know, we're building the wall anyway,” said Trump, who spoke at the packed El Paso County Coliseum, located just one block north of the U.S.-Mexico border. He stood on a podium with two large red “Finish the Wall” signs hanging in the air to the left and right of him.

Trump has spoken with Secretary of Defense James Mattis about using Department of Defense money for the border wall , Pentagon spokesperson That money is appropriated to specific programs — and spending it for the border wall instead could be illegal. Despite this, Mattis seems to be humoring the

If critics were concerned that Trump really would try to build a wall across the entire border, that concern has been safely assuaged. Those concerns aren’t about how long the wall is or what it’s made of. They’ re about President Trump standing next to something and bragging that the US has

Trump said he was told "progress is being made on the talks," which he added he could have stayed in the nation's capital to monitor. But he told the crowd in El Paso he wanted to be with them instead, saying "I chose you."

During the Fox News broadcast of the rally, host Sean Hannity blasted the deal as a "garbage compromise" and said any Republican who supports it will "have to explain."

Conservative media criticism of a prior spending deal that included no wall money helped spark Trump to shut down the government last December, which lasted for 35 days. Trump eventually relented and reopened government agencies when Democrats refused his wall money demands.

The president defended his decision, even though his approval ratings took a major hit as a result.

"If we didn't do that shutdown we would not have been able to show this country, these politicians, the world, what the hell is happening with the border," he said. "That was a very important thing we did."

Green groups ready to sue Trump over emergency wall order.
Environmental lawyers are preparing to sue the Trump administration once he issues his emergency order to expand a wall along the country's southern border. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Earthjustice president Abigail Dillen said her group of environmental lawyers "must be prepared to use the full power of the law" to challenge Trump's "cynical" move.

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