>> Let's cut right to the chase, is the President going to sign the bill? The answer is yes.>> Not so fast. On Friday the President threw a wrench into budget negotiations, tweeting his doubts over the $1.3 trillion spending bill which passed through Congress early Friday. Trump saying he is considering a veto of the bill, because it doesn't do anything to protect immigrants brought illegally to the US as children, and it doesn't fully fund his border wall with Mexico.
Trump wanted $25 billion for the project, he got 1.6. This despite the fact he said repeatedly on the campaign trail that Mexico would pay for the wall.>> Who's gonna pay for the wall?>> Mexico.>> Who?>> Mexico.>> Okay.>> Trump, who ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, blamed Democrats for failing to agree to a short-term fix to protect the Dreamers.
The President agreed to extend the program if Congress agreed to sweeping changes in immigration laws and to fully fund his border wall. Democrats rejected the plan. The Senate voted early Friday 65 to 32 to pass the bill. Some of the nays were fiscal republicans like senator Mark Paul who spent much of Thursday fuming about what he called unnecessary spending in a quote monster spill.
Still on Thursday the white house unequivocally said Trump would sign the bill despite its imperfections.>> Is it perfect? No, is it exactly what we asked for in the budget? No, were we ever going to get that? No, that's not how the process works.>> At the White House, many aids were caught by surprise by the veto threat and were scrambling for answers hours before a potential government shutdown.