President Donald Trump is visiting the border town of McAllen, Texas, to make the case for his $5.7 billion dollar wall with Mexico.
Speaking with reporters at the White House before departing, Trump repeated his earlier assertion that he was considering the possibility of declaring a state of emergency to fund the wall.
”If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely.”
The president's visit to Texas first comes as the partial government shutdown reaches the 20-day mark. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion in federal funding to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have rejected providing any money for a barrier.
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