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Democrats say Trump manufactured crisis on border

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accused U.S. President Donald Trump of holding the government hostage over his “obsession” with forcing Americans to pay for what she termed an “expensive and ineffective” border wall.

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Mrs. Pelosi called the current partial government shutdown “senseless” and said it has been full of “misinformation and malice” from the president.

Mrs. Pelosi was joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in delivering a response from Democrats to Trump’s speech to the nation.

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Schumer charged that Trump used the Oval Office to “manufacture’’ a crisis.

He, however, called on him to sign bills that would fund the government and let it re-open while negotiations over border security to proceed.

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