President Trump doubled-down on his push to build a physical barrier along the US-Mexico border Friday; telling reporters his signature campaign promise will be built “one way or another.”
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with journalists at the White House when he raised serious doubts over the ability of congressional leaders to pass a bipartisan budget; saying “I don’t think anything is going to happen.”
“We’re building a lot of wall right now as we speak, and we’re renovating a lot of wall, and we’re getting ready to give out some very big contracts with money that we have on hand and money that comes in. […] But we will be looking at a national emergency, because I don’t think anything is going to happen,” Trump said.
“I would say we will have 115 miles of wall, maybe a little more than that, very shortly. It’s being built, some of it’s already been completed, in San Diego, if you look, it’s been completed,” Trump said. “It’s getting built one way or another.”