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After months of threatening to shut the government if Congress fails to fund his border wall, President Donald Trump backed down over the weekend,  promising to sign yet another short-term spending bill to prevent a shutdown on December 7.

“If they (Congress) come, which they have, to talk about an extension because of President Bush’s passing, I would absolutely consider it and probably give it,” he told reporters on Air Force One, returning from Argentina.

The late former president’s state funeral is scheduled for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral. The upcoming Bush funeral and day of mourning proclaimed by Trump will occupy lawmakers in the capital for most of the coming week.

Trump’s insistence on spending at least five billion dollars on his wall with Mexico is opposed by Democrats. On many occasions he has threatened to close the government, chiefly because of the wall dispute — but so far he has never followed through on that threat, signing continuing resolutions that keep the government functioning.

On Tuesday, he is scheduled to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for budget talks.

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Gov. Doug Ducey with Senate President Karen Fann and former President Donald Trump

The Republican-led Arizona election audit found that President Joe Biden actually won by a slightly wider margin than initially reported, but Trump supporters are still demanding that the election results be overturned.

In fact, according to Tucson.com, the demands have increased since the audit results were made public. Arizona's Republican Gov. Doug Ducey reportedly received approximately 300 emails a day on Saturday and Sunday demanding that he decertify the state's results for the 2020 presidential election.

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