DONALD Trump climbed down from his £4.3billion demand for a border wall yesterday as his proposal to re-open the government failed.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that Trump will accept a “large down payment” on the border wall instead.
The Republican president was holding out for the £4.3billion in order to build the structure along the border with Mexico, to keep a long-held campaign promise.
But Democrats, who now hold a majority in the House of Representatives, have repeatedly blocked his demand for the money.
Democrat and Republican leaders were locked in talks last night to end the government shut down – which has lasted more than 30 days.
Trump’s latest plan to reopen the government – with his wall funding – failed 50 votes to 47 in the Senate yesterday.
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