Trump tries to turn border debate his way with Texas rally

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.


Mr. Trump will hold his first campaign rally since November's midterm elections in El Paso on Monday night.

It begins a defining weak for his push to build a border wall, one that could impact his presidency and his prospects for re-election.

The dispute over funding is threatening to spark another government shutdown.

In El Paso, a protest march is scheduled at the same time as Mr. Trump's rally.

Joining the march is the former congressman from the area, Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic star and a possible candidate for president.