Trump Today: President says won’t sign immigration bill without border wall funding
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President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund a border wall, as he told journalists a Justice Department report showed “total bias” against him and announced tariffs on China.
NO BILL WITHOUT WALL
In an interview on Fox News, Trump said he wouldn’t sign an immigration bill that doesn’t fund his proposed border wall. Votes on immigration bills are likely in the House next week, but it’s unclear if a bill backed by GOP leaders has enough votes to pass.
Trump said the conclusion of the report by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog showed “total bias” against him. He was referring to text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok that were disclosed in the report.
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