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Trump Claims GOP 'Totally Unified' Over Shutdown

trump speaks after a senate republican policy luncheon on capitol hill.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., stand with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 03:11 PM EST

President Donald Trump says Republicans are "totally unified" in the shutdown standoff over his long-promised southern border wall, though some GOP lawmakers have been expressing concern about the 19-day partial government closure.

Trump traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to meet with Senate Republicans. He says there was "no discussion about anything other than solidarity."

Trump has been considering a national emergency declaration to bypass Congress to build the wall. He says he "may do that at some point" if he can't get a deal with Democrats.

Trump also plans to meet with top congressional Democrats and Republicans at the White House on Wednesday.

Trump arrived on Capitol Hill claiming he has "tremendous" support and told reporters he would do "whatever it takes" to get funding. 

The partial shutdown is now in its 19th day, the second longest ever.

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President Donald Trump says Republicans are "totally unified" in the shutdown standoff over his long-promised southern border wall, though some GOP lawmakers have been expressing concern about the 19-day partial government closure.
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2019-11-09
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 03:11 PM
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