President Trump during a rally in El Paso, Texas Monday night responded bluntly to news of a deal reached by lawmakers on border security.
He said that he knew a deal was reached but did not know the details as of yet, adding, “Just so you know, we’re building the wall anyway.”
“So we probably have some good news. But who knows?” said Trump to the crowd. “The wall is being built.”
The top lawmakers on the appropriations committees said Monday night that they have reached a deal “in principle” to avoid another government shutdown on Friday which includes $1.375 billion for “physical barriers” or up to 55 miles of barrier but not a wall.