Donald Trump Tweets Mexico IS Paying For Border Wall "Many Times Over"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. center speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. left and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. right following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke about his stance on his proposed border wall Thursday, saying Mexico would not be cutting a physical cheque for the wall.

Lawmakers tried to reassure federal employees that Congress was aware of the financial hardship they are enduring.

The Senate passed the bill a voice vote.

The Senate has approved a bill to ensure that all federal employees will be paid retroactively after the partial government shutdown ends.

Trump told reporters as he left the White House that he was still holding out hope for a deal, but that if it "doesn't work out, probably I will do it".

However, this is contradicted by an archived campaign memo from 2016, where Mr Trump outlined how he planned to "compel Mexico to make a one-time payment" of $5-10bn for the wall.

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Speaking during a border security round table Friday afternoon at the White House, President Trump said that for the time being, he will not be declaring a national emergency as the government shutdown drags on.

In the meantime, the administration has taken steps to lay the groundwork should Trump issue the declaration.

The aide said the $13.9 billion has been allocated but not yet obligated through contracts for a variety of projects in California, Florida, Texas, other states and Puerto Rico, which have experienced hurricanes, wildfires or other natural disasters. "Siphoning funding from real disasters to pay for a crisis manufactured by the president is wholly unacceptable and the American people won't fall for it". The statute is pretty clear that you have to have congressional buy-in. Efforts at negotiating a broader immigration deal involving immigrants brought to the country illegally as children collapsed with little progress.

In recent days, Trump has neared closer to declaring a national emergency in order to obtain funding, a move that's being championed by close GOP ally Senator Lindsey Graham.

"The entire airline industry is united in calling on the President and Congress to immediately end the shutdown", she wrote in a tweet. Like almost all drugs trafficked across the border, they were intercepted by agents at official ports of entry, he was told, and not in the remote areas where he wants to extend tall barriers.

While the congressional committees could still take up Trump's border wall plan, the president opposes the idea of opening the government before serious wall negotiations have begun, the people said.

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