President Trump on Tuesday assured the American people that he has not changed his mind about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, although he asserted on Monday that he is willing to wait until the fall for Congress to approve funding for the project.
“Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL,” Trump tweeted. “It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.”
Don’t let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017
On Monday, Trump intimated that he is amenable to getting funding for the border wall in the fall, instead of insisting on it being included in a congressional spending bill this week.
Congress must agree on a spending bill by midnight on April 28 in order to avoid a government shutdown.
Legislators on both sides of the aisle have declared their opposition to using the spending bill as a mechanism to provide funding for the border wall.
With Trump easing his demand for border wall funding now, a government shutdown this week is less likely.
Trump took to Twitter Monday to emphasize the importance of the wall as it relates to stopping drugs from flowing into the United States.
“The wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!” the president tweeted. Later, he tweeted that without the wall, the “drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be.”
….the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!#BuildTheWall
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2017
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