Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said President Donald Trump “will be insistent” on including funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall in the spending bill that would keep the government from shutting down.
Partial transcript as follows:
BASH: Will the President go to the mat and insist on funding his border wall as part of the stopgap government funding measure?
KELLY: I think it goes without saying that the President has been pretty straightforward about his desire and the need for a border wall. So I would suspect he’ll do the right thing for sure, but I would suspect he will be insistent on the funding.
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