Trump talks about his Border Wall to a group of children at the annual Easter Egg Roll

Trump talks about his Border Wall to a group of children at the annual Easter Egg Roll

Donald Trump used the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to tout his Border Wall with Mexico to a group of children. Yes, he really, really did that.

On Monday, Donald and Melania Trump held the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House, that saw 30,000 people visit and get involved in the festivities.

As he coloured in cards for service members on the White House's South Lawn, Trump appeared to respond to a question from a child sitting alongside him:

I will. Oh, It’s happening. It’s being built now.

He then spoke up, to share the conversation with reporters:

Here’s a young guy who said, ‘Keep building that wall.’ Can you believe that?

He’s going to be a conservative someday!

Building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border has been one of the president's most divisive policies since he announced his run for the White House in 2015.

Trump has consistently argued that he needs $5.7 bn (£4.5 bn) to fund the border wall, which was the signature claim of his election campaign.

However, Democrats have stymied the barrier, saying it's a waste of taxpayers' money, and a standoff over funding led to the longest-ever shutdown of the US government, lasting 35 days between December 2018 and January 2019.

Overall so far, Congress has approved $1.7 bn of funding for 124 miles of new and replacement barrier since Mr Trump was elected into office, reports the BBC.

HT Time

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