Feb 13, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Reports: Trump expected to sign border deal to avoid shutdown

President Trump in Oval office

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Despite President Trump's stated dissatisfaction with Congress' bipartisan border security deal, he intends to sign it in order to avoid another partial government shutdown on Friday, report CNN and the Wall Street Journal.

Reality check: The WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus cautions that a White House official noted that Trump was set to sign a funding bill in December before being convinced otherwise by conservative allies, kicking off a 35-day shutdown. And Politico Playbook reported Wednesday morning that some key last-minute disagreements still remain among congressional negotiators before the deal can be finalized.

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