Donald Trump expected to ask Congress for extra $8.6 billion for border wall in budget

Donald Trump is on Monday expected to request an extra $8.6 billion (£6.6 billion) to fund his border wall with Mexico, setting the scene for another showdown with Democrats as he continues to attempt to fulfill his signature campaign pledge.

The US president will reportedly ask Congress for the extra money when he unveils his 2020 federal budget blueprint.

If approved, the money would be in addition to the $8 billion he has already secured, in part, by declaring a national emergency on the border.

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