When asked if he would sign the new deal put in place by congress, President Trump said he would rather look for another way.
"I'll have to study it. I'm not happy about it, It's not doing the trick," Trump told reporters.
"I'm adding things to it," he continued. "... It's all going happen where we're going build a beautiful, big, strong wall that's not going to let criminals, and traffickers, and drug dealers into our country."
Bipartisan appropriators emerged from a meeting Monday night saying they have a deal in principle to keep the government running past a midnight Friday deadline. The measure would put about $1.4 billion toward physical border barriers, but not a wall as the president has demanded. The deal also includes money for 55 new miles of bollard fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump, however, was unhappy that legislators did not include a wall in the new deal. Pundits and skeptics now fear that Trump's desire for a border wall could result in another shutdown. The president says that won't happen.
"The answer is no. ... I'm not happy" about the agreement, Trump said during a Cabinet meeting. However, he added, "I don't think you're going to see a shutdown."
The new deal would keep the government open until Sept. 30. Trump has until Feb. 15 to sign the new deal.