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Trump says he'll use reverse psychology to get a border wall

President Trump revealed during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, that he's come up with a surefire way to get his border wall built.

Trump was in Pennsylvania on Thursday to campaign for Republican Rep. Lou Barletta, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey. For about an hour, Trump talked about the press, Russian President Vladimir Putin, his life before the White House, and his plan to get a border wall, saying that if he tells Democrats he no longer wants to build a wall, then they "will insist on building it."

Trump said if Congress doesn't do something about immigration, he's willing to shut down the government, and in fact he would "personally prefer" to do this before the midterms in November. He said during his meeting with Putin last month, they "got along really well," and it was the media that wanted them to "have a boxing match." Despite Putin announcing during their joint press conference that he was glad Trump won, Trump told the crowd that "Russia is very unhappy Trump won, that I can tell you."

Referring to the presidency, Trump announced: "I didn't need this. I didn't need it. I had a very nice life. I used to get actually good press. I didn't need this, but I love it." He went on to call members of the media "horrible, horrendous people," and teased that he might come back to Pennsylvania to attend a debate between Barletta and Casey.