Trump's border visit comes as shutdown talks fall apart
By CATHERINE LUCEY, LISA MASCARO and LAURIE KELLMAN
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is taking the shutdown battle to the U.S.-Mexico border, seeking to bolster his case for a border wall after the latest negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands.
During his visit Thursday to McAllen, Texas, Trump plans to visit a border patrol station and a section of the border. McAllen is located in the Rio Grande Valley, the busiest part of the border for illegal border crossings.
Trump stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday as efforts to end the shutdown fell into deeper disarray. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face lost paychecks on Friday.
The unraveling talks prompted further speculation about whether Trump would declare a national emergency and try to authorize the wall on his own.
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