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Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'


Added 02-12-19 01:56:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday said he would build his long-desired wall along the southern border regardless of whether Congress approves funding for it.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to sign executive order promoting artificial intelligence Trump’s new Syria timetable raises concern among key anti-ISIS allies Trump officials considering Mar-a-Lago for next meeting with China's Xi: report MORE 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 some money for barriers along the border.

The president said he would not sign an agreement that cuts the number of detention beds used to house immigrants caught living illegally in the U.S.

“If we cut detention space, we are cutting loose dangerous criminals into our countries,” Trump said. “I will never sign a bill that forces the mass release of criminals into this country.”

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