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>> We will build the wall!>> US President Donald Trump caught between a promise to build a border wall with Mexico and a potential government shutdown. Now signaling he might delay a signature campaign promise in order to keep the lights on in Washington. Trump had tried using the threat of a government shutdown and withholding federal healthcare subsidy payments to leverage Democratic lawmakers into agreeing to adding funds for a border wall into a spending bill.
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If Congress does not pass a bill funding the government by midnight Friday, some federal offices will grind to a halt. But it appears the White House may not want to cap off Trump's tumultuous first 100 days in office with a government shutdown. It would have to explain to voters why a party that holds both houses of Congress and the Presidency could not effectively govern, casting doubts over the administration's ability to fulfill its mandate.
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The White House on Monday confirming that Trump may now wait until Republican lawmakers begin drafting a larger budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting October 1st to seek funding for a border wall.>> We're here to fight for healthcare.>> Trump had also suggested he might withhold $7 billion in federal Obamacare subsidies meant to ease healthcare costs for low income Americans, unless Democrats approved 1.5 billion in wall construction.
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It's unclear whether delaying funding for the barrier may impact funding for those subsidies. Trump also promised Mexico would foot the bill for a border wall, Mexico is adamant that it will not and Trump has not laid out a plan yet that would compel its neighbor to pay.