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Trump, Democrats to Talk Border Wall Amid Threat of Partial Gov't Shutdown

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In late November, US President Donald Trump called for bipartisan agreement on border security including funding for his proposed wall along the Mexican border. The issue remains one of the main stumbling blocks between Democrats and Republicans ahead of the partial government shutdown slated for December 21.
Democratic leaders are due to sit down with President Donald Trump later on Tuesday in order to hammer out a plan to prevent the looming closure of a spate of US government agencies, according to Fox News.
The meeting comes after Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned in a tweet against the partial government shutdown, something that she stressed the US « cannot afford ».
Our country cannot afford a #TrumpShutdown, especially at this time of economic uncertainty. This holiday season, @realDonaldTrump knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House & Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement.
President Trump « knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement”, Pelosi pointed out.

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