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 $1.375 billion for physical barriers, well short of Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding.
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