President Trump on Tuesday insisted he's fully committed to building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border one day after saying he was open to waiting until the fall to get funding for the wall.
"Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL," Trump tweeted. "It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc."
Don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL. It will get built and help stop drugs, human trafficking etc.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017
Trump on Monday signaled he is open to getting money for his proposed border wall in the fall, instead of in a spending bill this week.
The government will shut down Friday at midnight if Congress cannot agree on a spending bill.
Democrats and some Republicans have voiced opposition to using the spending bill as a vehicle to begin funding the border wall.
If Trump punts his demand for border wall money now, it could lessen the chances of a government shutdown later this week.
Earlier Monday, Trump reiterated that the wall was necessary to stop drugs from coming into the U.S.
"The wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!" he tweeted. Trump later added that without the wall, the "drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be."