Trump says wall will be built anyway

President Donald Trump told his suporters in El Paso, Texas, that he intends to build a wall regardless of what's in a deal negotiated by lawmakers on Capitol Hill working to fund the government.

“We probably have some good news, but who knows?" Trump told the crowd. "We are setting the stage. ... We are setting the table. We are doing whatever we have to do. The wall is being built," the US President said.

Trump also suggested the longest government shutdown in U.S. history was worth the fight to build a wall.

The economy "had a little blip because of a thing called the shutdown. If we didn't do that shutdown, we would not have been able to show this country, these politicians, the world, what is happening with the border. That was a very important thing," Trump said.