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Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown Update


Added 01-12-19 08:11:02am EST - “Trump addressed reporters and gave Fox News an interview on the bank of the Rio Grande river after a tour of a Border Patrol station and a briefing in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol brought 500 pounds of marijuana seized that were…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Trump Visits Rio Grande on Texas Border Tour: Shutdown Update”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump headed to Texas to rally support for building a border wall a day after walking out of talks with congressional leaders on ending a partial government shutdown. The shutdown entered its 20th day on Thursday as its impact spreads. About 800,000 federal workers will miss their paychecks on Friday.

Trump addressed reporters and gave Fox News an interview on the bank of the Rio Grande river after a tour of a Border Patrol station and a briefing in McAllen, Texas. The Border Patrol brought 500 pounds of marijuana seized that were seized in two separate incidents outside an official port of entry, an agent told Trump.

“What they need more than anything is the barrier, the wall,” Trump said of the Border Patrol. His political opponents, Trump said, are “not winning this argument.”

Asked about a potential deal in Congress to end the shutdown that Vice President Mike Pence effectively killed earlier in the day, Trump said he’d entertain a “much broader” immigration agreement in the future. “But before we do that we have to create a barrier,” he said.

A bipartisan group of senators were discussing a deal that would address the status of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and provide money for the wall, but Pence told the group that now isn’t the time to discuss the plight of the so-called Dreamers.

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