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Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown

January 27, 2019 3:45 pm
President Trump says a wall or fence along the Mexican border is vital for US security [Source: EPA]

US President Donald Trump insists the US will still build a wall along its border with Mexico.

Despite ending the longest-ever US government shutdown without securing funds for the project.

On Twitter, Trump said the deal to temporarily reopen government was “in no way a concession” on the wall.

The bi-part-tee-son agreement announced on Friday covers just three weeks.

Trump indicated he might trigger another shutdown or declare a national emergency if his demands are not met.

The Republican president has vowed to reject any budget unless Congress includes $5.7bn to fund his signature campaign pledge.

The Democratic Party, which controls the House of Representatives, has outright refused.