A man climbs up a section of a US-Mexico border wall at night in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 18. Photo: Bloomberg

Donald Trump climbs down from his US$5billion border wall demand, but Democrats spurn new offer and government shutdown still looms

  • Donald Trump has changed his tune since saying last week that he would be ‘proud’ to shut down the US government if funding for his border wall was denied
  • Republicans feared they would be blamed for a shutdown, prompting a new budget proposal and a reversal from the White House
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A man climbs up a section of a US-Mexico border wall at night in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 18. Photo: Bloomberg
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