Congress could "do better" with its pending funding bill, but that doesn't mean President Donald Trump won't sign it and use it as a tool for building a border wall, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Wednesday
"I am disappointed with it," the North Carolina Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "If we look at it, the amount of money here, it would take 20 years to complete the wall. Will we wait 20 years to stop drug traffickers? Are we waiting 20 years to stop human trafficking?"
Lawmakers had two months to come together on the bill, said Meadows, adding that he is not optimistic that Congress will help Trump with the border, and he doesn't think Trump is either.
"You have a lot of Democrats who want an open border situation on our southern border," said Meadows. "When we look at this, what we have to do is have to encourage the president to take some type of executive action, if Congress is not going to work."
However, Meadows said he won't be disappointed in Trump if he signs the funding bill, but he is disappointed in Congress.
"The president wants to keep the government open," said Meadows. "If he uses this as a vehicle, so be it. No one has seen the deal. They were still negotiating it last night. Democrats were trying to add things to this deal last night. Nobody has seen the text. Not even the conferees have seen it."
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