The construction of the first extension of the current barrier, 14 miles of a dyke wall in the Rio Grande Valley, is scheduled to begin this month, but a butterfly center has asked a judge to block the construction as the barrier would halve its ownership.
In his remarks on Tuesday, Mr. Trump freaked out again and took responsibility for the government's closure, which ended last month, with no money for the Wall. In the weeks leading up to the deadlock when the federal authorities closed down, Trump said he was "proud to shut down the government for border security" and would not blame the Democrats.
On Tuesday he changed again and took over the responsibility.
"I accepted the first And I'm proud of what we've achieved because people learned all about the problems that come from the southern border during downtime," he said. "I accept. I always accepted it. But I would never accept this if it happens, but I do not think it will happen. However, this would be entirely due to the Democrats.
Republican leaders, including McConnell, have considered the newly negotiated agreement as the best they can achieve to avoid further closure of the government by Friday. But conservative figures protested loudly. "Any Republican who supports this waste compromise must explain this," warned Sean Hannity, the host of Fox News, which is near Mr. Trump, on Monday in the air.
The Agreement Contains a Provision That May Give It The Trump government had a wide discretion to increase the number of slots to accommodate imprisoned migrants, a gain for the Republicans that could help make Trump could not get the full funding of its border wall.