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Trump Makes Another Call to Build ‘A Great Steel Barrier or Wall’ as Shutdown Negotiations Continue

President Donald Trump met with Republicans for a lunch this afternoon discussing border security, and following that lunch he tweeted once again his demand for a wall on the border.

Or at least a “great Steel Barrier”:

In the past few days, Trump has talked several times about “beautiful steel slats” at the border, even sharing a crude illustration last night of what he’s envisioning.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier this afternoon to the President that if he wants to end the shutdown, he needs to “abandon the wall.”

Around the time of Trump’s tweet this afternoon, Mike Pence met with Schumer on Capitol Hill:

Meanwhile, it appears that the shutdown will last through Christmas:

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