President Trump further signaled he plans to sign a bipartisan funding bill on Wednesday by telling reporters he doesn’t want to “see a shutdown.” He also complained about Democrats being “stingy.”
“It’s going to be a great, powerful wall. People will not be able to get through that wall very easily, and I think you see that. I think you see it happening,” he told reporters while sitting in the Oval Office with Colombian President Ivan Duque. “We have other things happening which people aren’t talking about, but we have a lot of funds for a lot of other things and with the wall they want to be stingy, but we have options that most people don’t really understand.”
If Trump opts not to support the funding compromise, the government will shutdown for the second time in his presidency over his demands for funding for his border wall. The recently brokered bipartisan deal only includes a fraction of the $5.7 billion he’s requested for wall construction.
Trump: Dems want to be "stingy" on the wall pic.twitter.com/TvOarVMlj9
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