Trump Tries To Turn Border Debate His Way With El Paso Rally

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In this Feb. 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch. In his State of the Union, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had […]

President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.
    
Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November’s midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border wall, one that could impact his presidency and his prospects for re-election. The dispute over funding is threatening to spark another government shutdown.
    
In El Paso, a protest march is scheduled at the same time as Trump’s rally. Joining the march is the former congressman from the area, Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic star and a possible candidate for president.

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