WASHINGTON | Trump sets odds of reaching deal on wall at less than 50-50

WASHINGTON | Trump sets odds of reaching deal on wall at less than 50-50

WASHINGTON—January 27, 2019—President Donald Trump said Sunday that the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.”

As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators will strike a deal that he’d accept. He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary.

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