‘We Have No Choice’: Trump Stands By Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall Funds

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December 20, 2018 3:53 p.m.

President Donald Trump on Thursday stood by his threat to shut down the government over funding for his border wall.

“Any measure that funds the government must include border security — has to,” Trump said at a signing ceremony for the farm bill, adding: “We have no choice.”

Before moving on, Trump referred to congressional Republican leadership: “We’ll be working on that — Mitch and Paul and Kevin and everybody — and we’ll see what we can do. But hopefully that’ll all come together.”

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