Trump will ask $8,600 million for border wall in his 2020 budget


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Trump will ask $8,600 million for border wall in his 2020 budget

On Monday, the 11th of March 2019, the US President Donald Trump would be asking US Congress an additional amount of $8,600 for funding the wall he promised to build over the southern border with Mexico, White House officials familiar with the 2020 US budget bill revealed on Sunday (March 10th).

In each of the last two financial years, the US Congress had only granted roughly one-sixth of Trump’s current demand. Never the less, the Democrats, who had been opposing the wall to intervene Trump’s election agenda, had been controlling the House Representatives and it would be unlikely that the Republican President Donald Trump would be granted that additional amount, as following US mid-term election, Trump had lost control of US Senate and apparently most of the Trump’s demands would likely to be rejected for the rest of his terms.

Addressing Trump’s commitment over his election agenda on Mexican border wall, a government official said in terms of anonymity, “It allows the president to say that he has fulfilled his commitment to have operational control of the southwest border,” while another White House Official said on similar condition, “We have provided the course of action, the strategy and we have made the request to finish the work. It's a question of whether Congress allows us to finish the task”.