Trump 'looking for land mines' in border deal

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump says he and his aides will be "looking for land mines" when they review the final text of a border security agreement.

The deal would keep the government open, but provide just a fraction of the money Mr. Trump has been demanding for his border wall.

Asked by reporters whether he planned to back the deal, Mr. Trump said Wednesday he would be taking "a very serious look," but declined to tip his hand.

He says, "We’re going to look at the legislation when it comes and I'll make a determination."

Still, Mr. Trump reiterated his desire to avoid another government shutdown, following the 35-day partial closure that left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks, saying another closure "would be a terrible thing."

Mr. Trump is also insisting that, no matter what, "We're going to have a great wall."