Donald Trump has indicated he will ditch plans to find cash for his border wall in this week’s spending bill.
The President’s close adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said funding for the wall would be left out of a Budget measure that must pass by this week.
Building the wall, paid for by Mexico, was a key campaign promise. Democrats had threatened to block the Bill if money was earmarked for the Wall, so its omission may now avert a Government Shutdown.
But the President insisted on twitter that he still supported the wall and that it would be built. White House Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus said Mr Trump’s “willingness to compromise on wall funding is a surprise to democrats”.
Republicans with Districts along the border have also been very critical, conscious that they have large Hispanic populations.