Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
The president suggested on Twitter that the $1.6 billion allocated to border control in the government spending bill is "just a down payment."
"[Building a border wall] is something the president ran on, one of the reasons I think he got elected," Gidley said. "He understands that walls work."Much can be done with the $1.6 Billion given to building and fixing the border wall. It is just a down payment. Work will start immediately. The rest of the money will come - and remember DACA, the Democrats abandoned you (but we will not)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018
He said the bill is only a "starting point" on the wall and that Trump had to agree to "trade-offs" with Democrats for their "pet projects" in order to keep his promise on rebuilding the military.
More broadly, he said that the construction of a border wall is a major victory for Americans in the spending package. The wall - with an estimated cost of around $20 billion - was a pillar of Trump's presidential campaign as he repeatedly vowed that Mexico would pay for it.