Trump tries to spin shutdown deal into a victory after getting no border wall funding
President Donald Trump, speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House after meeting with Democrats to discuss the ongoing partial government shutdown. (Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com)

President Donald Trump's three-week stopgap funding of the government includes no funding for a border wall — but he still spun it as a victory for himself.


"After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside," the president said from the White House Rose Garden.

"I think and put the security of the American people first," Trump said. "I do believe they are going to do that."

"They have said they are for complete border security," he added, "and they are finally and fully acknowledged that having barriers, fencing or walls or whatever you want to call it, will be an important part of a bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers and leaders will immediately begin reviewing the request of our homeland security experts and experts, they are."