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Trump May Push Border Wall Debate to January

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President Donald Trump. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Friday, 14 December 2018 04:08 PM

President Donald Trump is considering putting a hold on his fight with Democratic leaders for money to build a wall on the southwest border to avert a shutdown, Politico reports.
Unnamed sources say that Trump is thinking of making an offer to Democratic leaders.

The details of the deal are “unclear,” according to Politico, but congressional Republicans are weighing a two-week stop-gap bill to fund the government until January to avoid a shutdown next Friday.

The president is scheduled to meet with several officials this afternoon, including legislative affairs director Shahira Knight and budget chief Mick Mulvaney, to talk about the deal.

Trump appeared unconcerned about the effects of a shutdown on Tuesday, telling opposition leaders in a televised Oval Office meeting that he’d be “proud” to cause one if Democrats don’t agree to provide $5 billion for a border wall. However, he appeared to reverse his stance on Thursday, urging Democrats in a tweet to “do what’s right” and saying “let’s not do a shutdown.”

Democrats insist that the decision is up to Trump.

“It’s in his lap at this point. And it always has been,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told Politico.

The White House declined to comment on the story.

“We were elected not to shut the government down but to make it operate for the benefit of taxpayers. And I think that’s what almost everybody in Congress wants to do. And I think that’s what will eventually happen,” Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said, though when asked if the White House agrees, he said, “I don’t know.”

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President Donald Trump is considering putting a hold on his fight with Democratic leaders for money to build a wall on the southwest border to avert a shutdown, Politico reports.
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