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This Week: Trump Administration Describes Unpaid Workers As Wall Leverage

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January 24, 2019 5:55 p.m.

Comments this week by various members of the Trump administration have underscored the extent to which the President views government workers as bargaining chips. Presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump made that explicit in an interview Monday, referring to unpaid workers as the President’s “hand to play” and “what he has right now”: Leverage for border wall money.

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