WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has met with Republican leaders at the White House to discuss a spending plan that includes funding for a Mexican border wall as a partial government shutdown looms in just 10 days.
Trump has said it could be a "good time" for a shutdown if he doesn't receive the $5 billion he wants for the wall.
House Republicans approved $5 billion for Trump's wall in a key committee, but a Senate bipartisan bill allocates just $1.6 billion for the border.
Trump said Tuesday he is also considering a backup plan, possibly including the continued use of troops and razor wire to prevent migrants from entering.
Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the administration hasn't even spent the $1.6 billion Congress approved in the current budget for the wall.