US House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) revealed Thursday that US President Donald Trump had rejected a recent spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown because it failed to include funding for a wall along the US’ southern border.

The bill, which was approved by the US Senate late Wednesday, was expected to keep the government funded and open for business through February 8, 2019.

“Walls works, whether we like it or not, they work better than anything,” Trump later added.

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