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President Donald Trump is desperately trying to secure additional funding to carry out his campaign promise of a giant wall at the Southern border.

Reports from the Washington Post say that Trump is planning to divert $7.2 billion in military funds to go toward building the wall.

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One of the central themes of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and a pet project of the presidency of Donald Trump has been his promised border wall.

Originally promised as a wall—definitely not a fence—spanning the entire southern border, 30 feet high and paid for by Mexico, things changed once reality set in.

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Fox Business

Far-Right Fox News personality Tomi Lahren is no stranger to incendiary, racist rhetoric, but her statements against immigrants in a recent Fox Business appearance are chilling even for her.

While making the case for why civilians need guns to sufficiently protect themselves against the world's most expansive military arsenal, Lahren warned that gun rights activists would be "armed and ready" against undocumented immigrants.

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US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes at Otay Mesa near San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Washington Post is reporting that President Donald Trump, in a scramble to make progress on his wall at the southern border ahead of the 2020 election, is telling officials he'll pardon them if they have to break the law to speed up the construction.

The report, by Nick Miroff Josh Dawsey, states:

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On Saturday, a White nationalist domestic terrorist drove hours from his home in Allen, Texas to the border city of El Paso, Texas and opened fire on shoppers at a Walmart located at the Cielo Vista Mall. The mall—only 5 miles from the border—is popular with Mexican shoppers on tourist visas.

According to police, the gunman—who legally open carried a gun similar to an AK-47 and several magazines—was taken into custody without incident or any officers firing their weapons. In a statement, El Paso Police Department said the domestic terrorist admitted his motive was to "kill as many Mexicans as possible."

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As threats of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and extrajudicial deportations mount, immigration officials are now detaining United States citizens.

On June 27, brothers Marlon Galicia and Francisco Erwin Galicia were stopped at a checkpoint in Texas. Marlon Galicia, from Mexico, was in the country illegally and subsequently deported. Francisco Galicia, a United States citizen, was born in Dallas.

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MSNBC

President Donald Trump frequently touts his self-described talent for making deals. "I'm really a great negotiator. I know how to negotiate," he's said. "I like making deals, preferably big deals."

Yet with his latest alleged agreement with Mexico, Trump is literally keeping his cards close to the chest: He's walking around with the one-page agreement in his breast pocket.

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