Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, on Tuesday night said President Trump would likely sign a temporary funding measure that didn’t include money for his proposed border wall.
During an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Mulvaney was asked if Trump would be willing to sign the funding bill, that Republicans have proposed without the money for his wall. Mulvaney said the President would sign the bill.
Mulvaney added that the Trump administration had agreed with Democrats to include funding for other border security provisions.
“The offer that we received from the Democrats the last couple days included a good bit of money for border security,” Mulvaney said, saying that the money will allow Trump to “follow through on his promise to make that border more secure.”
Mulvaney did say that the White House is “not backing down” from the plan to build a border wall.
“We just thought that it would be a good first step to get these things that everybody agrees on and take that idea of a government shutdown off the table,” he added.