Aurelia Lopez and her daughter, Antonia, look at construction of border wall prototypes on Oct. 5 in Tijuana, Mexico. Prototypes of the border wall proposed by President Donald Trump are being built just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images file photo)
President Donald Trump escalated his feud with California on Wednesday, threatening to delay portions of his proposed southern border wall in the state until Congress fully funds the project.
It was unclear, given the opposition to the border barrier from California officials and many of the state’s residents, how delaying construction would be perceived as a punishment there. The threat, however, is likely to enthuse his conservative base, which is no fan of the liberal-leaning Golden State.