Speaking with reporters on Air Force One on the way to Paris, Trump described what he still wants for his pledged border wall - which thus far Congress has not appropriated any money to build. It's over. As [crazy] as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall. "You have to be able to see through it", Trump said.
"As terrible as it sounds, when the big bags of drugs are thrown, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you do not see them".
"As cray (sic) as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall", Trump concluded. He went on to say that the president meant that "we might need a shutdown at some point to drive home that this place, that Washington needs to be fixed", Federal Times reported. "Plus we have some wall that's already up that we're already fixing".
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was unaware of his son Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting past year with a Russian lawyer at the heart of a White House controversy, telling Reuters he only learned of it a couple of days ago.
Trump also told reporters that he is very serious about pursuing a wall covered in solar panels, which he said at a rally last month would allow for Mexico to "pay much less" for the structure because of the energy that would be created as a result.
Two years ago, Trump said he would build a 2,000-mile wall.
After winning the election, he told 60 Minutes that he'd be open to fencing in some stretches, and he has referred to treating natural landmarks such as rivers and mountains as barriers before. Officials in cities like NY and San Francisco have said they are considering measures that would prevent their cities from doing business with companies that so much as bid on the wall. "So you don't need that", said Trump.
Earlier, Trump had assured that the cost of building the "wall" on the southern border with Mexico will come down when he gets involved with its design and negotiations.
Filed by a non-profit legal services group called "Al Otro Lado" along with six unidentified people in U.S. District Court in central California, the class action lawsuit said border agents have used "misrepresentations, threats and intimidation", to tell asylum seekers they can not enter the country at various border crossings in California, Arizona and Texas.
House Democrats will nearly certainly fight the inclusion of wall funds as a part of DHS discretionary spending, which could lead to a protracted stalemate over an FY2018 budget deal. So we've actually, in the true sense - you know, there's no reason to take it down'.