Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke with President Trump on the phone at least three times Thursday as Trump balked over signing the bipartisan spending bill that includes $1.375 billion for border fencing, not $5.7 billion for the border wall he demanded, The Washington Post reports, citing more than two dozen sources.
President Donald Trump will continue trying to fund his border wall. If he succeeds, the human cost will make the final price tag much higher than $5.7 billion.
Demonstrators in El Paso, Texas in June 2018.
Donald Trump has suggested he is open to a compromise border security measure that would avert another US government shutdown as the House pushed toward a vote on the agreement before the funding deadline expires on Friday.
Republicans and Democrats have broadly embraced the proposed legislation...
It’s long been clear that President Donald Trump won’t get anything resembling the border wall that he promised his supporters on the campaign trail. The government-funding deal struck between Democratic and Republican lawmakers earlier this week only confirms it.
President Trump on Tuesday said he was "not happy" about the tentative deal lawmakers negotiated to avoid another government shutdown. While sources reportedly told CNN Trump intends to sign the deal, Trump himself only said, "I don't think you're going to see a shutdown." The deal includes $1.375 billion for new fencing on the Mexican border, far less than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded for a wall, which led to the impasse behind the shutdown in December.
Republican and Democratic congressional negotiators late Monday agreed in principle to a border security deal that could avoid another partial government shutdown. With a Friday deadline looming...
At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the women’s fencing medal ceremony witnessed three medal winners with Jewish backgrounds. Ilona Elek, a Hungarian, won the gold medal. Helene Mayer, a German, won the silver.