Conway: Trump may veto spending bill depending on what’s in it

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE may veto a bill to fund the government in the next Congress depending on "what's in it," White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWhite House seeks to clarify Trump remarks on emergency Trump says he 'didn't need to' declare emergency but wanted 'faster' action Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE said Sunday.

“It depends what’s in it. What is it going to say? They’re not even discussing it over the Christmas and New Year’s break what could possibly be in that package," Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if Trump would veto a bill to end the government shutdown if it gets approved by the House and the Senate.

Conway added that Trump "likes the $5.6 billion that was in the House package," referring to the stopgap government funding measure that the House passed this month that included about $5.6 billion for a border wall and border security.


"His incoming acting chief of staff and his vice president have offered less than that as a compromise," Conway added. "We’ve heard nothing in return.”

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for more than a week, with lawmakers at odds over Trump's demand to include in a spending bill $5 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border.

Trump and the White House have said in recent days that he would also accept a "fence" or "steel slats" rather than a concrete wall.

Conway on Sunday accused Democrats, who will regain control of the House this week, of not negotiating with Trump over border security.

"They know where he is," she said. "He’s exactly where he’s been the entire time, working in Washington, D.C., in the White House. ... Border security is a nonpartisan issue. Let’s have a bipartisan solution.”