>> After a last-minute threat to veto, the $1.3 trillion spending bill, which passed through congress early Friday, the president said actually he's signing it. Earlier, Trump tweeted that the bill doesn't do anything to protect immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children and 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 blame 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 nos were fiscal Republicans like Senator Rand Paul, who spent much of Thursday fuming about what he called unnecessary spending in a quote, monstrous bill.
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.>> The bill signing prevents a government shutdown which would have taken effect Friday at midnight.