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Showdown Friday: u.s.-Mexico Border and Reissuing Threats

showdown friday: Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a wall along the southern border, and Democrats, who take control of the House on Jan. 3, are refusing to give him what he wants, according to CTV. Trump worked to escalate the showdown Friday, reissuing threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to shut off aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled. Agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power, and that sets up the first big confrontation between Trump and newly empowered Democrats. We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with, he wrote in one of a series of tweets. He tweeted Thursday evening that Democrats may be able to block him now, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020! Watch Explaining Trump's border wall Incoming acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump had cancelled his plans to travel to Florida to celebrate New Year's at his private Mar-a-Lago club. The president also signalled he was in no rush to seek a resolution, welcoming the fight as he heads toward his own bid for re-election in 2020. ( As reported in the news.