The president said he will sign a bipartisan budget deal to avert a government shutdown, even if it rejects most of Republican priorities, including cash for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, 100% Fed Up reports.
The compromise legislation, which was introduced on Monday, would keep the day-to-day operations of the federal government funded through the end of September.
House members are expected to vote on the measure in the coming days, but already conservatives are up in arms and vowed to reject the spending bill.
The bill would allocate an extra $1.5 billion for border security, though the money couldn’t be used to build his border wall, a major promise by Trump during campaign. But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer asserted, “Make no mistake, the wall is going to be built.”
The Trump administration will also get additional $21 billion to strengthen the military.
The spending bill is the first major bipartisan legislation to advance under the Trump presidency.
“We’re very happy with it,” President Trump said in an interview Monday with Bloomberg News.