WH not pushing Congress to threaten shutdown over border-wall funding

However, the Washington Post reported Friday that White House officials have “quietly” notified Congress that the $1.6 billion of funding would not need to be in the short-term “continuing resolution” to fund the government until December.

Officials reportedly said that does not change the fact the wall remains a top priority and that it must be funded in the subsequent December bill.

The Post notes this is the second time Trump has backed away from the threat to shut down the government over his popular campaign promise. After tweeting that the government needs a “good shut down,” he backed away from the threat in May when lawmakers funded the government through to September — that resolution also contained no funding for the wall.