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Trump jabs at Dems amid shutdown, pushes GOP to take back the House in 2020

Posted On: Jan 21, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

President Donald Trump's name may be at the top of the Republican ticket in next year's election, but Trump signaled Monday that he is already looking down-ballot in the hopes of putting the GOP back in control of the House of Representatives. "Democrats campaigned on working within Washington and 'getting things done!' How is that working out? 2020TAKEBACKTHEHOUSE," he wrote on Twitter Monday morning. Trump's tweet came on day 31 of the ongoing government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in funding to build his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has put him at odds with House Democrats, who assumed control of that chamber's majority earlier this month after picking up 40 seats in last November's midterm elections. Democrats, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have thus far refused to appropriate any funds for Trump's border wall. Democrats have also insisted that they will not negotiate...

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