[Ed. – CNN seems to think they’re making an accusation here, or “outing” Trump for something he’d want to keep a secret. CNN doesn’t seem to read the public mood very well. The absurdly petulant tone would be astonishing, if we weren’t used to it by now.]
President Donald Trump met with contractors at the White House Monday to discuss building the border wall ahead of his State of the Union address, two sources with knowledge of the meeting told CNN. That follows meetings he held last week with his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and contractors.
Despite CNN reporting that several senior Senate Republicans and members of GOP leadership have raised serious concerns about the possibility of Trump bypassing Congress and using an emergency declaration to build his wall, the President’s meeting with contractors shows that he is seriously considering doing so.
The President is so fixated on building the wall that he told a group of political allies on Monday that he wants to paint a section of current border fencing where it meets the ocean in San Diego, a person familiar with the exchange told CNN’s Jim Acosta.