A second lengthy US government shutdown is likely to be averted.
US President Donald Trump has yet to receive the full funding he’s demanding for a border wall with Mexico. But it looks like the Donald has other tricks up his presidential sleeve to get what he wants.
His 35-day shutdown of government has resulted to be politically damaging for the President and he is aiming to avoid a repeat.
But the President may have found a way around another shutdown and could still result in building the wall he promised the US.
Trump may be willing to settle — to sign a bipartisan border deal and then use executive funds to fund the border wall project with Mexico.
According to Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump is leaning towards signing a package that would give him access to just under US$1.4 billion for his project.
A significantly lower amount than his original demand of US$5.7 billion, DPA reports.
Trump continuing to push forward with wall plans
While he wasn’t thrilled with the emerging legislation, Sanders said he was ‘OK’ with the path ahead.
‘He’s going to get the job done, no matter what,’ she told Fox News.
‘The President said he was going to build a wall, and he’s going to deliver.
‘They’re still tinkering and making edits to that legislation and once we see what the final piece looks like, the president can make that decision.’
However, such a statement is yet to be confirmed, despite many predicting the future. The President has said he will be ‘looking for landmines’ once the plan is finished.
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