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Trump Doubles Down on Threat to Shut Government Over Border Wall

President Donald Trump vowed to press for a government shutdown to win funding for a border wall regardless of the political consequences amid fears among Republican lawmakers that a shutdown before the November elections could damage the party.

“I don’t care what the political ramifications are,” Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday. “Our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown.”

He added in another tweet that a government shutdown “is a very small price to pay.”

Read more at Bloomberg

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