Trump Willing to Delay Border-Wall Push Until September
President Donald Trump signaled Mondaythat he would be fine with delaying a showdown over his planned wall at the U.S.-Mexico border until September, possibly averting a potential government shutdown this week as his presidency reaches the 100-day mark. Politico reported Trump made the remarks while speaking to a group of conservative media outlets during a reception at the White House. Trump, however, did not give up on the plan to get Congress to fund the wall’s construction. Democrats previously said they would not vote for spending legislation to keep the government open if it includes funds for the border wall. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump declared that Mexico would pay for any such structure’s construction.