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Bannon: Trump 'knows it's time to get on with' building wall

2 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, February 09 2019 Feb 9, 2019 February 09, 2019 2:21 PM February 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon says he doesn't think President Donald Trump will back away from his proposed southern border wall.

As congressional negotiators in Washington worked toward a border security deal, KGUN-TV reports that Bannon told a Green Valley, Arizona, town hall sponsored by wall supporters that he doubts Trump will "take anything short of actually building the wall."

According to Bannon, after "many years of talking" about border security, Trump "now knows that it's time to get on with it."

The town hall meeting was held by a foundation trying to raise money to build a border wall.

Participants in the Washington talks said they expect funding to end up well below the $5.7 billion sought by Trump to begin construction of the wall.

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