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    Florida Holiday Canceled, Trump to Remain in DC Amid Govt Shutdown - White House

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    White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Saturday that US President Donald Trump will stay in Washington DC through Christmas due to a partial government shutdown.

    Trump was originally scheduled to travel to his Florida resort for the end of year holidays. However, the president said earlier he would stay in Washington DC during the partial government shutdown.

    The Senate voted earlier 48-47 to proceed with a vote on a spending bill that includes an estimated $5.7 billion for border wall funding. However, Senate Democrats said they would not provide the 60 votes needed to approve it.

    Building a wall on the US-Mexico border was one of Trump's key promises throughout his presidential campaign. The president believes that the wall will stop illegal migration, as well as end the trafficking of people and drugs.

    In January 2017, Trump signed an executive order that partially initiated the process of building the wall. The Trump administration  requested $5 billion for the wall within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget, a request that Democrats and several Republicans oppose.

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    Last week, Trump threatened to have the US military build his wall along the US-Mexico border if the spending bill did not include the funding he wants.

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