Schumer Reneges On Border Wall, Setting Up Showdown

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Schumer has retracted his offer to help fund President Trump’s border wall with Mexico in exchange for helping young undocumented immigrants.

The Senate’s Democratic leader informed the White House on Sunday he’s no longer willing to back a “much larger” funding package than the $1.6 billion Trump had wanted last year, The Post has confirmed.

Schumer “took it off” the table, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin told Politico, which first reported the retraction. “He called the White House yesterday and said it’s over.”

The change-of-heart comes as Schumer backed a deal to re-open the government Monday after a three-day shutdown.

Read more at the New York Post.

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