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Trump still wants a border wall, but few in Congress want to pay for it

Tuesday - 25/04/2017 08:54
Trump, however, apparently sensed his own leverage and started demanding that Congress agree to tack on $5 billion for the border wall.
A mariachi from Mexico performs at the midpoint of the City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 1 in Texas in a ceremony dedicated to building bridges on the border. (Reshma Kirpalani/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)
A mariachi from Mexico performs at the midpoint of the City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 1 in Texas in a ceremony dedicated to building bridges on the border. (Reshma Kirpalani/Austin American-Statesman/TNS)
It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill: President Trump wants a “big, beautiful” border wall, but few in Congress are willing to pay for it.

The standoff, between the White House and lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats -- has escalated tensions toward a possible government shutdown at midnight Friday as Congress races to meet a deadline to fund federal offices and operations.

Cooler heads will likely prevail. Talks are underway for a stopgap measure to keep the government running for another week or so while negotiations continue.

But the stalemate over Trump’s signature campaign promise — that he would build a wall along the border to deter illegal immigration and that Mexico would pay for it — remains a political divide.

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