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Trump Signals Shift on Wall Funding to Avert Government Shutdown

  • Agency funding may dry up Saturday in government funding clash
  • Trump aide says he’s willing to wait on wall financing
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Trump Signals Shift on Wall Funding to Avert Shutdown

President Donald Trump may be willing to wait until September or possibly next year to secure federal funding for his controversial border wall, a shift that could make it possible for Congress to finish work on spending legislation in time to avoid a government shutdown.

“Building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to him but we also know that that can happen later this year and into next year, and in the interim you see other smart technology and other resources and tools being used toward border security,” Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News on Tuesday.