John F. Kelly

Trump insists views on border wall have 'never changed,' contradicting chief of staff

Trump insists views on border wall have 'never changed,' contradicting chief of staff

President Donald Trump publicly pushed back Thursday against a characterization by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that the president's views on a southern border wall had "evolved" and privately fumed about the episode.

"The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it," the president said in a morning tweet. "Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water."

Trump's comments on Twitter came a day after Kelly told Democratic lawmakers that some of the hard-line immigration...

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