U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds press conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting Deputy Commissioner, Ronald D. Vitello, speaks in a press briefing for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The press briefing is in regards to an update on border wall construction.

President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government open last Friday.

Trump cited misgivings about its contents but said it was needed for national security reasons as he spoke alongside his secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce at the White House.

“There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill, there are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill, but we were in a sense forced if we want to build our military,” Trump said.

But Trump warned it will be the last time he will sign a similar plan.

Trump also recently suggests the US military foot the bill for the border wall.

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