/The Trump administration said it still expects Mexico to pay for the border wall — but it’s still demanding $5 billion from Congress

The Trump administration said it still expects Mexico to pay for the border wall — but it’s still demanding $5 billion from Congress

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On a call with reporters on Saturday, White House officials said President Donald Trump still plans on having Mexico pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
The statement comes on the first day of a partial shutdown of the federal government, after Congress adjourned without agreeing on a spending deal.
Trump has promised that Mexico would pay for the wall’s construction since the early days of his presidential campaign, but has gradually begun changing the details of a hypothetical arrangement. 

Senior Trump administration officials said Saturday that the president still plans on having Mexico pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

The statement comes on the first day of a partial shutdown of the federal government, after Congress adjourned until December 27 without agreeing on a spending deal.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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