President Trump said he’s “not happy” with the border security deal struck by negotiators in Congress. And he’s not the only one frowning on the agreement, which falls far short of the $5.7 billion Trump originally demanded for a border wall.
Some of the most conservative and liberal members of Congress have problems with it, too, but they’re likely to fall in line because no one wants another government shutdown. And that’s exactly what will happen if a bill based on the deal isn’t passed into law by the end of the week.
All eyes are on Trump right now. The White House says he’s weighing all his options. Observers think he’ll reluctantly accept the deal, then combine that money with other sources of funding he’ll acquire through executive action to build the wall.