The President is leading up to signing or not signing the border security deal on Friday’s deadline.
The House has scheduled a vote for Thursday evening on the legislation, which includes $1.375 billion in funding for roughly 55 miles of new barriers along the southern border, and roughly $23 billion in total funding.
The President’s initial funding plan was set at $5.7 billion.
Trump has been evasive signing the deal or not since it was brought to him on Monday. The deal includes less funding for the border than he has advocated for, though Trump has said he could take executive action to secure the rest.
The President spoke briefly on a government shutdown at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown, If you did have it, it’s the Democrats’ fault. “But this one I would never accept if it happens, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” he added.
Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said to reporters today regarding the shutdown, “We want to see what the final piece of legislation looks like. It’s hard to say definitively whether or not the president is going to sign it until we know everything that’s in it.” “At the end of the day the president is going to build the wall,” she added on Wednesday press conference.
Despite concerns of national emergencies, signing the bill or not signing the bill, The President has refused to rule out anything ahead of Friday’s funding deadline.
President Trump talked about it at his Cabinet Meeting WATCH:
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