Trump to visit Mexico border

President Donald Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexican border this week, his spokeswoman said on Monday, in the latest bid to pressure Congress over border wall negotiations that have led to a partial government shutdown. He will “travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” Sarah Sanders said in a tweet. There was no further information on where Mr. Trump would travel. The visit was announced as the White House and Democrats controlling the lower house of Congress refused to cede significant ground. Mr. Trump had pledged on Sunday not to bend in his demand for a wall but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats. “The barrier, or the wall, can be of steel instead of concrete, if that helps people. It may be better,” he said.

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