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Trump’s Vulgar Rebuff of Immigration Deal Boosts Shutdown Risk

  • Talks stall with government funding set to expire Jan. 19
  • Democrats tied deal on immigration to voting for spending
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Trump Attacks Protections for Undocumented Immigrants
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President Donald Trump blew up negotiations on a potential immigration deal, pushing both sides to harden their positions and raising the risks that the standoff could sink talks aimed at averting a government shutdown at the end of next week.

The ill-will was illustrated Friday morning when a senior Democratic senator said the president used “hate-filled, vile and racist” language about immigrants from African nations and Haiti in a meeting with seven lawmakers on Thursday. He essentially called Trump’s denial that he used such words a lie.