Pres­i­dent Trump: ‘We are go­ing to get full fund­ing’ for bor­der wall

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

Pres­i­dent Trump said Wed­nes­day that he was go­ing for “full fund­ing” for a bor­der wall in the up­com­ing spend­ing bill.

“We are go­ing for full fund­ing on the wall and we are go­ing to get it. It’s be­com­ing very pop­u­lar,” Mr. Trump said.

He made the re­mark at a meet­ing with lo­cal of­fi­cials who are fight­ing Cal­i­for­nia’s new sanc­tu­ary state law.

Democrats have suc­ceeded in block­ing the ma­jor­ity of the $25 bil­lion the pres­i­dent wants to build a wall along about 1,000 miles of the south­ern bor­der.

Mr. Trump pre­vi­ously threat­ened to shut down the gov­ern­ment if bor­der wall fund­ing is not ap­proved be­fore the start of the fis­cal year Oct. 1.

The pres­i­dent promised the group of may­ors, coun­cil mem­bers and sher­iffs that he would keep mak­ing progress on the wall and other mea­sures to crack down on il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion.

He noted that the wall is al­ready un­der con­struc­tion in Cal­i­for­nia on the bor­der with Mex­ico.

“We have started the wall. We’re spend­ing $1.6 bil­lion be­tween build­ing and fix­ing” the wall, said Mr. Trump.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pres­i­dent Trump told of­fi­cials on Wed­nes­day who are fight­ing Cal­i­for­nia’s new sanc­tu­ary state law that “we have started the wall. We’re spend­ing $1.6 bil­lion be­tween build­ing and fix­ing” the wall.

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