Trump: Wall To Be Built During 1st Term
President Donald Trump claimed during a meeting with reporters Tuesday that his proposed border wall will eventually be built, one way or another.
“The wall is gonna get built, folks,” Trump declared. “We’re gonna have the wall built.”
But when asked when exactly construction on the wall would commence, the president replied, “Soon … we have plenty of time.”
The announcement of this new timeline came only a day after the president backed away from plans to demand that Congress include a down payment for his proposed border wall in its upcoming budget, which many suspected would have led to a government shutdown.
As noted by Newsmax, in what appeared to be a demonstration of the very sort of pitiful timidity he promised to combat during last year’s election, Trump told a gathering of conservative media reporters Monday evening “that he would be willing to return to the wall funding issue in September.”
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway reiterated that sentiment while speaking on “Fox & Friends” the following morning.
“Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority for him, but we also know that can happen later this year and into next year,” she said. “In the interim, you see other smart technology and other resources and tools being used toward border security.”
I’m sorry, but that’s entirely unacceptable.