Conway says Trump will make sure Congress pays for Mexico wall

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 25, 2017

When Nieto indicated his government has no interest in helping Trump fulfill his campaign promise by paying for a wall, Trump said he understood but couldn't say so publicly, and urged Nieto to do the same.

"He's going to stick to building that wall, and he wants the money to pay for it", Conway said in a "Fox and Friends" interview.

The White House said on Thursday that there was no need to fix the relationship between President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders, despite some recent policy disputes.

During the White House press briefing on Thursday, reporters asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders how the Trump administration can reconcile Trump's campaign rhetoric with his current suggestion that, if American taxpayers don't ultimately pony up for the wall, he'll shut down the government.

"Thank you", Sanders said tersely.

"I'm not going to get into the weeds on that", Sanders deflected.

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On Thursday, Sanders didn't reiterate the threat herself.

"The president's committed to making sure this gets done", she said.

One reporter asked Sanders why the president would threaten to shut down the government over wall funding considering Trump's campaign promise that Mexico would pay for it.

"President Trump has worked with Leader McConnell to reach out to other Members and to work on those shared goals and we're going to do that when the Senate comes back from recess". Democrats are insisting that funding for the controversial barrier is not included in a bill to keep the government running past the September 30 deadline.

During a rally in Phoenix Tuesday, Trump said, "Believe me, if we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", in reference to the spending bill Congress will have to pass in September to avoid a government shutdown.

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