Trump directs Army Corps of Engineers to find money for vanguard news , to help fund border wall: Sources .
The White House has specifically asked the Army Corps of Engineers to examine what funds could be redirected to
the border wall from a $13.9 billion , billion February 2018 emergency supplemental that was designed to fund more than 50 ,
Disaster relief projects, including in California, Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico among other states, according to a congressional aide with knowledge of the matter.
The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment. President Donald Trump toured a portion of the southern border ,
During a roundtable discussion at the border patrol station in McAllen, the president again contended , falsely – that
He never said Mexico was going to provide a direct payment for a border wall and attempted to gloss over his past comments to the contrary by arguing he simply intended for the wall to be paid for through the revised NAFTA agreement.
Asked how long he thought the shutdown could continue, the president wouldn’t offer a prediction but continued to
dangle the possibility that he may declare a national emergency as a way to circumvent Congress.
While the president continues to say he’d rather make a deal with Congress, he again lashed out at Democrats over
the current impasse, denied that he pounded on the Situation Room table and said he didn’t , “rant or rave” at the latest round of White House talks Wednesday before walking out. “I didn’t raise my voice. That was a lie,” Trump said.
Pelosi challenged Trump’s desire to not only build a border wall but to end the partial government shutdown.
The president also said China was more “honorable” in negotiations than the Democrats.