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Trump tries to turn border debate his way with El Paso rally

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 10 2019 Feb 10, 2019 February 10, 2019 10:47 PM February 10, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By ZEKE MILLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.

Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night. It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border wall, one that could impact his presidency and his prospects for re-election. The dispute over funding is threatening to spark another government shutdown.

In El Paso, a protest march is scheduled at the same time as Trump's rally. Joining the march is the former congressman from the area, Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic star and a possible candidate for president.

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