UPDATED 9:168 AM PT — Friday, February 1, 2019
The president is blaming former House Speaker Paul Ryan for not getting the border wall built while the GOP controlled both chambers of Congress.
In an interview with the Daily Caller Wednesday, President Trump said Ryan broke his promise to fund the barrier, which was initially included as a part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill.
He went on to say Ryan strongly urged him against vetoing the bill, which the president now regrets.
President Trump claimed Ryan went “lame duck” after the move, and lost his influence on Capitol Hill.
This comes as the president said wall negotiations are a “waste of time,” because Democrats continue to obstruct progress.