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Trump pushes wall plan in US-Mexico border visit

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US President Donald Trump(L) speaks after he received a briefing on border security next to Sen. Ted Cruz R-TX near the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas on Thursday.

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AFP, Mcallen :
President Donald Trump warned of murderers and gangsters spreading across the country during a visit to the US-Mexican border Thursday to push his demand for a multi-billion dollar wall.
Trump used the backdrop of the Rio Grande border river at McAllen, Texas, to ramp up what has already turned into a hugely messy political fight with Democratic opponents, resulting in the shutdown of swaths of the US government.
With typical rhetorical flourishes, Trump said that only building more walls along the Mexican border could stop an onslaught of violent crime.
"They just go where there's no security and you don't even know the difference between Mexico and the United States," he told a meeting of border patrol officers. "They have women tied up, they have tape over their mouths, electrical tape."
"If we had a barrier of any kind, a powerful barrier, whether its steel or concrete…, we would stop it cold," Trump said.
Opposition Democrats are refusing to approve $5.7 billion in wall funding, saying that overwhelming numbers of illegal immigrants do not commit serious crimes and that Trump is mainly promoting the project to satisfy his right-wing base.
Trump said that illegal immigrant crime stretched right up into the north of the country. However, widely respected studies show that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than people born in the United States.
·Trump's main way of pressuring Congress has been to refuse to sign off on a
host of unrelated, normally uncontroversial, government spending until hegets his wall funded.
That has resulted in a partial government shutdown now in its 20th day, with hundreds of thousands of federal employees - including air traffic controllers, the FBI and Coast Guard - going without pay.
Signaling he's ready to maintain the game of brinksmanship, Trump tweeted on arrival in Texas that he will scrap a visit to the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which runs from January 21-25.
Trump had been expected to make a brief appearance at the influential get-together, attended by many world leaders, but said that opposition Democratic "intransigence" required him to stay home.
·Trump said he was ready to expand the debate over funding for a border wall to some of the other issues surrounding the over-burdened US immigration system - a suggestion that could open the door to working with Democrats.
"I would like to do a much broader form of immigration," he said in Texas.
But throughout the day, the frustrated president also repeated his threat to declare a national emergency and give himself authority to go around Congress if he can't get approval for the wall.
"If I have to, I will. I have no doubt about it."
Analysts say the declaration would likely be challenged in court as a case of presidential overreach, in which case the wall still could face being blocked.
However, it would still give Trump political cover with his base by showing he'd done what he could. At that point, Trump could end the partial government shutdown and declare a win.
·    White House walkout -

Trump, who revels in telling stories about his negotiating skills as a New
York real estate magnate, has not managed to get the Democrats to budge on
his demand for the $5.7 billion.
On Wednesday, he invited Democratic leaders to the White House, but walked out of the meeting.
"A total waste of time," Trump tweeted. "I said bye-bye, nothing else works!"
Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, told journalists Trump "sort of slammed the table," then "got up and walked out."
"Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way," Schumer said.
Trump disputed that Thursday, saying "I didn't pound the table. That is a lie."
"I don't have temper tantrums," he said.

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