Speaker Pelosi says there’s no wall money in border legislation

Pelosi, Trump agree to Feb. 5 date for State of the Union

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump´s frustration over his campaign to fence off the US-Mexican border spilled into linguistic territory Thursday when the president declared himself fed up with people dancing around what to call his dreamed-of barrier.

Now, a conference committee of House and Senate leaders is working to "deliver language that allows Democrats to say they held firm on the wall and Trump to claim victory, all while avoiding another shutdown". Democrats, despite all of the evidence, proof and Caravans coming, are not going to give money to build the DESPERATELY needed WALL.

"If they're not going to give money for the wall...it's not going to work".

"If they have some suggestions about certain localities where technology, some infrastructure, I said about the ports of entry, we might need more ports of entry, we might need some roads", she said.

In a separate tweet, he said: "Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go".

But in his tweetstorm Thursday, Trump dropped the semantics.

"Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games!" he tweeted.

During her weekly press conference on Thursday, January 31, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters that new spending legislation being tabled by House Democrats would contain no provision for President Trump's border wall.

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During his triumphant declaration of surrender in the Rose Garden last week, Donald Trump suggested that he never intended his border wall to be a literal wall.

But while Pelosi appeared to rule out money for a "wall" earlier in the news conference, she expressed some openness to more enhanced fencing at the end.

"I could see myself doing something for DACA but I want to find out what the Supreme Court is going to do first", Trump told the Caller, adding that he believes its "highly unlikely" that the issue will come up. "Wall is already being built, I don't expect much help!" She added that the 17 House and Senate negotiators should decide the components of the nation's border security. We could be, if people aren't doing some serious negotiating.

Though they made tailored demands of their fellow lawmakers now negotiating a budget solution, the four also referenced their broader ambitions moving forward, saying "we need comprehensive immigration reform".

"If they come up with a bipartisan consensus, of course", she said.

The online campaign has received nearly 350,000 donations even as wall opponents deride the effort, and after the longest government shutdown in US history ended with Congress refusing Trump's demand for billions in wall funding.

But he said he won't decide on declaring a national emergency until the committee hits its deadline of February 15. Trump has cast doubt on lawmakers' ability to strike an agreement he could support, leading to a belief among many West Wing aides he will eventually declare the national emergency.

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