Trump's more measured on border security talks

No wall on White House talking points on State of the Union | McClatchy Washington Bureau

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From left, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., and Sen.

But they said they do not know what the president will support - lending an air of uncertainty to their bipartisan talks less than two weeks before another government shutdown deadline.

The rally, announced Wednesday morning, February 6, provides Trump with an opportunity to make a public case before a friendly audience for his long-promised border wall - a demand that led to the 35-day shutdown that ended January 25.

Richard Shelby of Alabama. His speech sought to shore up Republican support that had eroded slightly during the recent government shutdown and previewed a fresh defense against Democrats as they ready a round of investigations into every aspect of his administration.

Additionally, Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said the rally will be held less than 1000 feet from the "successful border fence that keeps El Paso safe".

"I am asking you to defend our very risky southern border out of love and devotion to our fellow citizens and to our country", he said, painting a dark and foreboding picture of the risks posed to Americans by illegal immigration.

"Just let them do their work", Pelosi said of the panel appointed to broker a border security funding agreement. "We'll see what happens". We have to have it, it's not an option.

Pelosi said during week's press conference that no wall funding would be included in the deal prompting Trump's response that the negotiations are perhaps "a waste of time". As demonstrated in his State of the Union, this President is out of touch with reality.

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Despite the newfound optimism, Trump continues to threaten to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if lawmakers fail to reach a deal he can stomach.

"If I had not been elected president of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea", he said. "And I think he's, from my perspective, been quite reasonable". "I do like the idea of getting all of last year's work finished, and I hope that's where it ends up".

Last year, a similar committee was formed to come to an agreement on a spending bill for Homeland Security, with one aspect of the bill designating $1.6 billion to border security as well as renovations and maintenance around the pre-existing border. Trump could veto any such measure, but he's also certain to face a challenge in the courts.

Republican Jon Barela, chief executive of the Borderplex Alliance - a nonprofit economic development organization in the region - lashed Trump's "damaging comments" that perpetuate the "myth that we are a unsafe and lawless frontier".

On that note, Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff Mark Napier said his address was largely a "positive message".

Trump has been seeking $5.7 billion for border-wall construction.

Monday's event will be Mr. Trump's seventh rally in Texas.

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