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Trump Dismisses Funding Talks 2 Weeks Ahead of Gov’t Shutdown Deadline

HeadlineFeb 01, 2019

With two weeks left before another government shutdown deadline, President Trump doubled down on his demand for border wall funding Thursday and dismissed the bipartisan conference committee currently in talks to come up with an agreement that both Trump and Congress will approve before February 15. He said Republicans on the committee are “wasting their time.”

President Donald Trump: “We’ve set the stage for what’s going to happen on the 15th of February. I don’t think they’re going to make a deal. I see what’s happening: They all say, 'Oh, let's do this, but we’re not giving one dime for the wall.’”

In turn, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that there would be no funding for a physical wall and that the committee should be allowed to do their work.

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