"We'll be building the wall anyway. They [congressmen] say that progress has been made […] I said: 'Wait a minute, I gotta take care of my people from Texas, I've got to go, I don't even wanna hear about it.' So I don't know what they mean [when they say] 'progress has been made", Trump said in an address for his supporters in El Paso, Texas, Fox news reported.
Earlier in the day, US Senator Richard Shelby said that the lawmakers had reached an agreement on border security that would avert another government shutdown after the one that ended recently and was initially triggered by a dispute between Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for building a wall on the US border with Mexico.
While Trump initially asked the Congress to authorize $5.7 billion to build the border wall, the lawmakers reportedly agreed to allocate around $1.4 billion.
However, a group of Democrats in the United States Senate has introduced a bill called the RAIDER act designed to prevent Donald Trump from accessing emergency funds to build a much-anticipated wall along the US border with Mexico.
Democratic leaders in the US Congress have repeatedly slammed the wall proposal as immoral while claiming there is no crisis.
After a record-long shutdown, which started in December, US lawmakers and Trump temporarily re-opened the federal government for a three-week period until 15 February to negotiate a deal on border security. Failure to reach a compromise by Friday could reportedly trigger another government stalemate.