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Keeping Wall Promise Is Blocking Other Signature Trump Pledges

Jan. 10, 2019, 2:40 PM

President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexican border is keeping him from honoring some of his other high-profile campaign pledges and policy priorities.

A State Department review of the Keystone XL pipeline could stall. Payments to farmers who lost sales due to the trade war with China were being processed by an office that is now closed. And his promise to Detroit to ease auto emissions targets has effectively been put on hold by the shutdown of more than a dozen federal agencies in a fight over funding the border wall.

Even his signature push to...

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