White House aides “signaled” yesterday that instead of money for a wall, they might accept money for tighter border security in the upcoming budget bill:
With a Friday deadline looming to pass a new spending bill, the Trump administration projected confidence that a shutdown would be avoided. In the face of fierce Democratic opposition to funding the wall’s construction, White House officials signaled Monday that the president may be open to an agreement that includes money for border security if not specifically for a wall, with an emphasis on technology and border agents rather than a structure.
But apparently that wasn’t good enough for Trump. He just went ahead and surrendered completely:
Trump showed even more flexibility Monday afternoon, telling conservative journalists in a private meeting that he was open to delaying funding for wall construction until September, a White House official confirmed.
Quite a negotiator, our president.