Politics Trump will seek full funding soon for his border wall

00:10  17 may  2018
00:10  17 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break

  Trump says wants a government funding deal before August break President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Congress must have a deal to fund the federal government before the summer break in August or lawmakers would have to stay in Washington. In a tweet, Trump also said the funding bill should include money to build a wall on the border with Mexico."The Senate should get funding done before the August break, or NOT GO HOME," he tweeted. "Wall and Border Security should be included."A $1.3 trillion spending bill, which Trump signed in March, will keep the government funded through the end of September.

Though far short of the billions initially sought for the president’s “big, beautiful” wall on the country’s southern border , Trump 's signature on the bill means that some work will commence soon on one of his best-known campaign promises.

Trump has told Democrats he is unwilling to reach an agreement unless they fund his wall plan (File). WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it wants billion over the next decade for the initial phase of a Mexico border wall

a man standing in front of a building: U.S. President Trump participates in tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California © REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Trump participates in tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California


President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would soon push for full funding of his promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, which could spark budget battles in a Congress fractured over his immigration policy.

"Now we’re going for the full funding for the wall, and we’re going to try and get that as soon as possible," Trump said at a roundtable with California municipal leaders who favor his goal of making the U.S. border impervious to illegal immigration.

Trump border wall crowdfunding possible under Tennessee lawmaker's 'trust fund' bill

  Trump border wall crowdfunding possible under Tennessee lawmaker's 'trust fund' bill Americans who want to see President Trump’s border wall built would get a chance to help fund the project, if a recently introduced bill is passed. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., last week, would create a “border wall trust fund.” People could donate any amount of money to it, with the funds specifically designated for “whatever it takes to build the wall” -- from supplies to salaries. It would be overseen by the Treasury Department, according to Black.

On March 13, in a speech in California, Trump urged Congress to include funding for his border wall in the 2018 annual appropriations package. He said: In the upcoming omnibus budget bill

White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney confirmed on CNN that President Donald Trump was willing to sign a budget bill that did not included funding for his border wall .

Last month Trump threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding for his wall. If that happens, it would mark the second time in one year the U.S. government was shuttered over immigration, with an impasse leading to a brief shutdown in January.

Center and right-wing lawmakers from Trump's Republican party are split on legislation that would protect young illegal immigrants from deportation, torn over how far it should go to clamp down on legal and illegal immigration.

At the roundtable Trump voiced hostility for the country's southern neighbor, Mexico, which is partnering with the United States and Canada in an unprecedented bid to host the World Cup in all three countries. It is also a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement that Trump would like to renegotiate or end.

"Mexico does nothing for us," he said. "Mexico talks but they do nothing for us, especially at the border. They certainly don't help us much on trade."

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and James Oliphant; editing by Grant McCool)

Trump urges China to keep tight North Korea border .
<p>U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday pressed China to maintain a secure border with North Korea, weighing in ahead of an anticipated June meeting with North Korea's leader aimed at denuclearization while at the same time efforting a trade deal with Beijing.</p>"China must continue to be strong & tight on the Border of North Korea until a deal is made. The word is that recently the Border has become much more porous and more has been filtering in. I want this to happen, and North Korea to be VERY successful, but only after signing!" Trump tweeted.

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