President Trump said Sunday that his administration is pushing for a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall along the southern border, calling it a “good solution” amid a partial government shutdown centered on discussions over funding for the structure.
“We’ve been in touch with a lot of people and I informed my folks to say that we’ll build a steel barrier, steel, that it will be made out of steel, that it will be less obtrusive and stronger,” Trump told reporters at the White House upon returning from Camp David.
Trump said steel would “give us great strength,” and suggested that Democrats opposed a concrete barrier.
“They don’t like concrete, so we’ll give them steel,” Trump said, saying the material will look “beautiful” and be “stronger” than concrete.
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