DONALD Trump boasted that he has finally secured money to build a wall on the US Southern Border with Mexico but claims the rest is “forthcoming”, it has been revealed
A final version of a proposed $1.3trillion spending bill was agreed on Wednesday evening, with only a narrow 52-hour deadline before a government shutdown.
Trump has called for $1.6billion for 74 miles of border wall, with an extra $1.1billion for technology and other assets.
But instead, the “omnibus” bill gives $1.57 billion for barriers along the border but not for the new prototypes Trump had visited in California.
This did not stop the President taking to Twitter to boast, saying: “Got $1.6billion to start Wall on Southern Border, rest will be forthcoming.
“Most importantly, got $700billion to rebuild our Military, $716billion next year…most ever. Had to waste money on Dem giveaways in order to take care of military pay increase and new equipment.”
In another tweet, he added: “Democrats refused to take care of DACA. Would have been so easy, but they just didn’t care. I had to fight for Military and start of Wall.”