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Breaking: Trump Agrees To Keep Government Funded for 3 Weeks, No Wall Funding Included

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President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will support a short-term spending bill that will reopen the government for three weeks.

“I am very proud to announce we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” he said, garnering applause from those gathered at the White House Rose Garden.

The deal temporarily ends the weeks-long partial government shutdown over border security. Trump has insisted on $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the nation’s southern border, which House Democrats have rejected.

While the president agreed to a three-week funding extension that does not include any funding for a wall or barrier, he also made an apparent reference to the idea that he could bypass Congress and declare a national emergency in order to build the wall.

“As everyone knows, I have a very powerful alternative, but I didn’t want to use it at this time,” Trump said. “Hopefully, it will be unnecessary.”

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The president thanked “all of the incredible federal workers and their families who have shown such extortionary devotion in the face of this recent hardship.”

“You are fantastic people. You are incredible patriots. Many of you have suffered far greater than anyone but your families would know or understand,” Trump said, “and not only did you not complain but in many cases, you encouraged me to keep going because you care so much about our country and about its border security.

“Again, I thank you. All Americans, I thank you. You are very very special people. I am so proud that you are citizens of our country.”

The president said he will “sign a bill to open our government for three weeks, until Feb. 15. I will make sure that all employees receive their backpay very quickly, or as soon as possible.”

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“I am asking Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal on the floor immediately,” he said.

“After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside, I think, and put the security of the American people first,” Trump said, again addressing what he believes is an urgent need for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president said that during the temporary reprieve, a bipartisan group of lawmakers will begin to review requests from homeland security and law enforcement professionals to make further decisions about how a wall should figure into homeland security.

“Over the next 21 days, I expect that both Democrats and Republicans will operate in good faith. This is an opportunity for all parties to work together for the benefit for our whole beautiful, wonderful nation,” Trump said.

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“Walls should not be controversial,” he said. “It’s just common sense. Walls work.”

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Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose main goal is to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes. She believes that the liberal agenda will always depend on Americans being uneducated and easy to manipulate. Her mission is to present the news in a straightforward yet engaging manner.
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose professional career has been focused on bringing accuracy and integrity to her readers. She believes that the liberal agenda functions best in a shroud of half truths and misdirection, and depends on the American people being uneducated.

Savannah believes that it is the job of journalists to make sure the facts are the focus of every news story, and that answering the questions readers have, before they have them, is what will educate those whose voting decisions shape the future of this country.

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