Trump administration has ‘given up’ on Congress for border funding: Jonathan Swan

By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News |

President Trump says he’s ready to declare national emergency to build border wall if shutdown talks fail

It appears that the White House has lost all hope of Congress passing a budget that includes funding for a border wall, according to Axios political reporter Jonathan Swan.

On Thursday, President Trump visited the southern border as part of his continued effort to promote strengthening the barrier between the U.S. and Mexico — amid a partial government shutdown that is steadily becoming the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

During the “Special Report” All-Star panel, which also included national security analyst Morgan Ortagus and Christian Broadcasting Network chief political analyst David Brody, Swan reported that from what he has been hearing from folks within the Trump administration, they’ve “basically given up on a congressional solution,” leaving President Trump to either declare a national emergency or look for a “creative way” from the Office of Management and Budget to find the funding.

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