• Former Trump advisor says proposing a wall was the easiest way to get him to discuss immigration

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Sam Nunberg, a political advisor on President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, told the New York Times that the concept of building a wall on the southern border of the US started as a way to get Trump to talk about immigration.
    Trump biographer Michael D'Antonio told The Times the idea of building a wall catered to Trump's love of building and branding things: “I think he hears the beep, beep, beep of a cement truck backing up and the product being poured and the wall rising... He can grasp that stuff. He loves it.”
    Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said on “ Meet the Press ”...
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  • Trump Renews Threat to Declare National Emergency in Border Wall Dispute

    Trump Renews Threat to Declare National Emergency in Border Wall Dispute

    15 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump renewed his threat to invoke a national emergency as a way to circumvent Congress and build a wall on the southern U.S. border, depending on what happens in ongoing talks to end a partial government shutdown now into its third week.
    "I may declare a national emergency dependent on what's going to happen over the next few days," Trump told reporters Sunday before departing to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland for what he termed "meetings on Border Security and many other topics" with senior White House staff.
    Democrats have already threatened a legal...
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  • Trump Is Willing to Rule Out Concrete for Border Wall, Mulvaney Says

    15 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump is willing to rule out concrete for a wall on the southern U.S. border to reach a deal with Congressional Democrats and end a partial government shutdown, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said.
    "If he has to give up a concrete wall, replace it with a steel fence in order to do that so that Democrats can say, 'See? He's not building a wall anymore,' that should help us move in the right direction," Mulvaney said in an interview airing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," according to a transcript provided by the network.
    The partial government shutdown...
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