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Trump border wall request will set up new budget fight, adviser says

2019-03-11 10:11:31       source:The Guardian

March 10, 2019

Donald Trump will on Monday will ask Congress for an additional $8.6bn to pay for the wall he has promised to build on the border with Mexico, officials familiar with his 2020 budget request said.

Asked if that meant there would be another budget fight over the wall, like that which led to a long and damaging government shutdown at the turn of the year, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said: “I suppose there will be ...

“He’s going to stay with his wall and he’s going to stay with the border security theme. I think it’s essential.”

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