Analysis: Missing piece in Trump's wall is GOP support

 

February 13, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress never really wanted to build the wall.

It wasn't a priority like tax cuts, which are a raison d'être of Republican domestic policy. And it wasn't their own campaign pledge to voters, like the vow to repeal and replace Obamacare that became hard to keep.

President Donald Trump's signature campaign rally cry — "Build the Wall!" — was always more of a slogan than a policy. A "metaphor," Republicans have called it — shorthand for the more complicated trade-offs that would be required for an immigration-and-border security deal. A "MacGuffin," a...



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