President Donald Trump said Tuesday he was not impressed by the border security deal reached by bipartisan members of Congress but did not say whether he would sign it.
According to reports, the compromise funding bill would only fund $1.375 billion for only 55 miles of physical border barriers and cap the level of detention beds for ICE.
The president and Congress have until February 15 to reach a deal or face another government shutdown.
“It’s always nice to negotiate right?” he asked reporters.
He also left open the possibility of declaring a State of Emergency on the border to direct funding for physical barriers without Congress.