Trump to cut wall funding from Budget:Reports
Apr 26,Washington DC: US president Trump has indicated that he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week's spending bill.
The president's close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a budget measure that must pass by Friday.
This move by Trump came after the Democrats threatened to block the bill if money was earmarked for the wall, so its omission may now avert a government shutdown.
As Trump approaches his 100th day in office, he's come across another rock solid wall - the one presented by Democratic senators in opposition to his proposals.They are able to block the spending proposals, and so the White House budget director will have to rewrite his plans - minus the funding for the border wall.The president tweeted this morning: "Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc."
At some point in the future it may well get built, but this has been a stark lesson in the difference between campaigning and governing.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Mr Trump's "willingness to compromise on wall funding is a surprise to Democrats".
The Oslo Times International News Network