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President Trump says he will make big border wall announcement on Saturday

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 18:50:50-05

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he will soon make an announcement regarding the US-Mexico border wall.

The announcement will come at 3 p.m. Eastern on Saturday. In his tweet, the President called the announcement "major" and said it will be made from the White House.

Funding for the wall has been a source of contention between the Democrats leading the House of Representatives and the President. The Dems won't give Trump the $5 billion he wants to build a stronger wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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This has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, with both sides refusing to give in.

It is not clear what Trump's announcement might involve.