"I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded," Trump said in a Twitter message.
DACA was abandoned by the Democrats. Very unfair to them! Would have been tied to desperately needed Wall.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23 марта 2018 г.
Earlier, the US president said he could veto the spending bill because it did not include protection for those in DACA program or enough money for his wall along the US-Mexican border.
On Thursday, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Trump would absolutely sign the bill because it "funds his priorities."
Constructing the wall on the US border with Mexico has been President Donald Trump's signature pledge on the campaign trail and during his presidency. Shortly after taking office in January of 2017, Trump signed an executive order to initiate the border wall project.
Unless Trump signs the bill, the government will shut down at midnight.