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Trump praises Daines for floating “nuclear option” to secure border wall funding

Posted at 6:38 AM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 08:42:35-05
Steve Daines
Steve Daines

President Donald Trump praised U.S. Sen. Steve Daines early Friday after the Montana Senator suggested eliminating the filibuster in order to secure funding for a border wall.

On Twitter, the president thanked Daines “for being willing to go with the so-called nuclear option in order to win DESPERATELY NEEDED Border Security.”

Trump was responding to a Twitter post by Daines on Thursday evening:

A partial government shutdown looms unless lawmakers and the president agree to a government funding bill by midnight Friday.

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