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President Donald Trump will visit the US-Mexico border this week

The Trump administration confirms the commander in chief will fly to the southern border.
Credit: SAUL LOEB
US President Donald Trump speaks to members of the US military as First Lady Melania Trump looks on during an unannounced trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, December 26, 2018.

President Donald Trump on Thursday will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet with "those on the front lines of the national security and humanitarian crisis," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced in a tweet Monday.

Related: Shutdown day 16: No deal in shutdown talks as Trump stands by border demands

The trip comes amid a partial government shutdown over the president's demand for funding to pay for a wall along the southern border.

Right now, the president is showing no signs of budging on his request for more than $5 billion in funding, although he is now offering to build the structure with steel instead of concrete.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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