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AP FACT CHECK: Is there new border wall money in the budget?

AP FACT CHECK: Is there new border wall money in the budget?
Posted at 5:45 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 20:45:51-04

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is boasting that a budget compromise with Congress is a first step to fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a "big beautiful wall" along the Mexican border.

But an AP Fact Check finds that the White House is giving a muddled account.

The bipartisan deal to keep the government running through September has money only to repair barriers already built under the Bush and Obama administrations.

In addition, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says there's been a "dramatic reduction" in attacks on Border Patrol agents from people on the other side of see-through fencing. Actually, such assaults on agents are up.