Trump says he won’t sign any legislation by Democrats without border wall funding
President Trump recently announced that he would not sign any legislation by Democrats that does not including funding for a border wall.
“The Democrats, who know Steel Slats (Wall) are necessary for Border Security, are putting politics over Country,” Trump said in a Thursday tweet. “What they are just beginning to realize is that I will not sign any of their legislation, including infrastructure, unless it has perfect Border Security. U.S.A. WINS!”
Lawmakers approved a short-term measure to avoid a government shutdown from occurring at this time, but Democrats take control of the House in 2019.
As such, it is deemed unlikely that longer-term legislation will include the billions of dollars Trump seeks to build the wall that was central to his presidential campaign.
CNN reports that Trump “has become increasingly sensitive to criticism that he’s backing off his signature promise to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, three sources familiar with his concern tell CNN, as aides fear the administration’s chances for securing funding for it have sunset.”
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