On the campaign trail, President Trump had promised that Mexico would pay for his wall. They said no. Last week he tried to get the U.S. Congress to pay for it—or at least a down payment—and they said no, at least for the time being.
Despite the President’s threat to not approve a budget that didn’t include money for the border wall, this Wednesday the House passed a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government through Sept. 30, and the Senate approved the bill Thursday before current government funding expired on Saturday—with no earmark for the “beautiful” wall.
Touted as a win by both parties, it excludes a number of President Trump’s top priorities. Knowing full well his campaign promises were left in the dust, Trump criticized the five-month deal, tweeting “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”