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Trump Doubles Down on Border Wall Demands and Prevails

With his resistance to the Schumer-Pelosi shutdown political tactics and threats, President Trump is making it clear to his voters that he’s not just talk. A key victory could be that his resistance forced the House to approve border wall funding after POTUS rejected a Senate-approved House-passed bill that lacked funding. “The fact that he’s fighting here today is huge,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC). “You can remember the Alamo in San Antonio. It’s not because they won there, it’s because they fought there. And if we’re willing to fight, a lot of people support the president and his willingness to fight. “President Trump will be dealing with a Democrat-controlled House come January when the new session of Congress begins though it’s not very promising for incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if her strategy is to browbeat President Trump. History has shown that doesn’t end well, but it certainly won’t stop her from trying.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump on Thursday showed his voters he’s willing to fight for them by insisting that Congress approve border wall funding, a move that could pay off during his re-election campaign in 2020.

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“The fact that he’s fighting here today is huge,” said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., on the same day Trump forced the House to approve a bill funding his border wall. “You can remember the Alamo in San Antonio. It’s not because they won there, it’s because they fought there. And if we’re willing to fight, a lot of people support the president and his willingness to fight.”

Buoyed by the House Freedom Caucus, which Meadows helms, Trump forced the House to include $5.7 billion in a spending deal Thursday night. While the bill is doomed in the Senate, Republicans say it was a pivotal moment for Trump that showed he’s willing to stick his neck out to keep his campaign promises.

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