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Mike Pence links Trump's push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Mike Pence links Trump's push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

On the eve of a holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Vice President Mike Pence seemed to liken President Donald Trump's push for a border wall to the civil rights leader's legacy.

Speaking Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," the vice president quoted from King's "I Have a Dream" speech as he defended Trump's latest pitch to secure funding for a barrier along the United States' southern border. The budget impasse over the wall has resulted in the longest government shutdown in history, one that has left thousands of federal workers without pay.

"One of my favorite quotes from Dr. King was, 'Now is the time to make real the promises of...

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