Congress Slaps Trump: Zero Funding for Border Wall

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On Wednesday, Congress released a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that provides no funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall – a major setback for Trump, who had demanded $25 billion to construct a concrete barrier to stop illegal crossings from Mexico.

Though Republicans control both the House and the Senate, Congressional leaders caved to Democrats’ demands that the spending bill include zero funding for one of the president’s key legislative priorities.

“Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan don’t want a border wall; they detest the idea of it,” one Congressional insider told Newsmax. “They are trying to sell the president on the idea …

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