President Donald Trump said the odds that congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.”
Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Sunday that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept. He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary.
Trump also doubts he’d be willing to accept less than $5.7 billion to build a barrier on the southern border.
He also told the newspaper that he probably wouldn’t be willing to exchange funds for a wall for broad immigration reform.
When asked if he would agree to citizenship for immigrants who were illegally brought into the U.S. as children, Trump replied, “I doubt it.”