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    Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Securing funding and constructing a wall along the US southern border continues to be a priority despite media reports that suggest otherwise, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

    White House Senior aide Kellyanne Conway echoed the sentiment, telling Fox News on Tuesday that "building that wall and having it funded remains an important priority to [Trump]."

    Conway added that the funding for the wall may come later in the year, while the administration continues to use other resources and tools to enhance US border security.

    Earlier on Tuesday, the NBC News broadcaster reported, citing a senior administration official, that Trump may postpone his plans to construct a wall until October to avoid a possible shutdown of the US government.

    A worker stands next to a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    © REUTERS / Jose Luis Gonzalez
    A worker stands next to a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

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