There’s a deal on the table, but will the President go along with it? That’s the question Washington is waking up to this morning, after congressional negotiators said last night they’d reached an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown.
The deal would include $1.375 billion dollars for barrier funding to cover about 55 miles of new barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, which had been a priority for the White House, sources tell CNN. But that’s far short of the $5.7 billion President Trump wanted for a border wall.
Trump didn’t say much about the agreement during his rally in El Paso, Texas, (although Fox News host Sean Hannity called it “garbage”). But White House officials say the President might just take the deal and combine it with other federal funds to start building the wall.