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Trump demands more border wall money, calls for ending filibuster

Trump demands more border wall money, calls for ending filibuster

President Donald Trump re-upped his demand for more border wall money ahead of a funding showdown later this fall as he pushed congressional Republicans at a White House meeting to change Senate procedural rules to more easily pass his agenda.

But unlike other times when he called for more wall funding, Trump did not explicitly threaten to shut down the government if he didn't get the extra funding, according to attendees and others briefed on the midday meeting inside the Cabinet Room at the White House.

"We have $1.6 billion, but we're going to ask for an increase in wall spending so we can finish it quicker," Trump said as he convened the meeting with several...

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