Trump arrives at border after repeating threat to call national emergency

President arrived at Texas border on Thursday, the 20th day of the shutdown, as rift with Democrats hardens

Donald Trump has reiterated his threat to declare a national emergency if Congress does not meet his demand for billions of dollars to construct a wall along the US-Mexico border as part of a deal to end the partial government shutdown.

The president arrived at the Texas border on Thursday – the 20th day of a partial government shutdown – in a publicity ploy to help make the case for funding his long-promised wall after negotiations with Democrats broke down.

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Source: theguardian