Apr 24, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump backing off border wall funding — for now

Andrew Harnik / AP

In a meeting with conservative media reporters Monday, Trump said he would be willing to let funds for the border wall wait for spending legislation in September instead of putting it in a must-pass spending bill this week, per the AP.

Why it matters: The fight over border-wall funding is the biggest hurdle to a government funding deal right now. If he does back off, a government shutdown would be easily averted at the end of this week.

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