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Trump admits the wall fight is just about getting him a ‘win’

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10.01.2019

Democrats don’t want to fund the border wall because they don’t want to give the president a “win,” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning, as the government shutdown dragged into its 20th day.

“The Opposition Party & the Dems know we must have Strong Border Security, but don’t want to give ‘Trump’ another one of many wins,” he wrote.

There is GREAT unity with the Republicans in the House and Senate, despite the Fake News Media working in overdrive to make the story look otherwise. The Opposition Party & the Dems know we must have Strong Border Security, but don’t want to give “Trump” another one of many wins!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2019

The comments appear to clash with the president’s urgent messaging Tuesday night, during which he claimed in a live address to the nation that he wanted a border wall to fix an urgent “crisis” at the border and that Democrats needed to agree to fund it as a matter of national security.

During the address, Trump used a number of misleading or........

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