Sad! Pence Says Trump ‘Not Happy’ with Border Compromise, $1.3 Billion Fence Dough a ‘Disappointment’
Vice President Mike Pence says that Trump is “not happy” with the compromise proposal to avoid another government shutdown and that the $1.3 billion in funding for a fence, not a wall, is a “disappointment.”
Pence spoke to reporters after a wreath-laying ceremony at the site of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising Thursday morning, and was asked about the compromise measure that’s making its way through Congress.
When asked if he’s discussed the bill with Trump, Pence said: “The president and I have spoken several times during the course of the trip, I know the president is still evaluating the bill that the conference committee has produced.”
“I think he’s been very clear that he’s not happy with it, seeing less than 1.4 billion dollars in border wall funding, I know, was a disappointment to the president, but he’s considering the bill.”
Asked if he would advise Trump to sign the measure, Pence refused to disclose that.
“Any advice I have for the president, I’ll share with the president,” Pence said, adding “As I said before, I know he’s carefully examining the legislation, and also examining the authority that he has to deal with what is a very real crisis on our southern border.”
Although border apprehensions have increased during Trump’s tenure in office, they remain at historic lows. And the administration has stopped claiming a terrorist infiltration threat after the claim was roundly debunked as false, most notably by Fox News’ Chris Wallace during an interview with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Watch the clip above, via C-Span.
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