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Trump digs in on wall before meeting with congressional leaders

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Trump goes all out for wall.President Trump on Wednesday stood by his demand for more than $5 billion in border-wall funding ahead of a meeting with congressional leaders aimed at ending the partial government shutdown.
“The United States needs a physical barrier,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting. “It needs a wall.”
The president blamed the shutdown on Democrats, who have repeatedly turned down his requests for money to build his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"We are in a shutdown because Democrats refuse to fund border security,” he said, later accusing Democrats of playing politics because they have an eye “on 2020.”
His comments suggest little progress will be made later Wednesday, when Republican and Democratic leaders come to the White House for what Trump’s aides have called a “briefing” on border security.

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