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UNITED STATES: Senate revolt against Trump over border

Rebel members of President Donald Trump’s party have helped pass a vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border.

Twelve Republican Senators broke party ranks to side with Democrats, approving a proposal to revoke the proclamation by 59-41.

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The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure.

Following Thursday’s vote, Mr Trump tweeted: “VETO!”

Congress needs a two-thirds majority of both chambers to override a presidential veto, which is viewed as unlikely.

Nevertheless, the defeat will be seen as an embarrassing loss for the president on his signature domestic issue.

It comes just a day after the Senate rebuked him on foreign policy by approving a bill to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

Earlier on Thursday Mr Trump called Democrats “border deniers” and said any Republican opposing him would be casting “a vote for Nancy Pelosi”.

OVER 5,000 NIGERIAN MEN HAVE OVERCOME POOR BEDROOM PERFORMANCE SYNDROME DUE TO THIS BRILLIANT DISCOVERY

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