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A Texas rancher thanked President Donald Trump for trying to build a border wall Thursday and gave the president his large belt buckle as a gift for Barron.

“I want to gift you with my belt buckle,” the rancher, Monty Awbrey, said. “You can give it to your son, Barron.”

The president seemed confused by the gesture at first, prompting laughter from the crowd, but then triumphantly raised the belt buckle up into the air.

“He’s bribing the president!” Trump joked. “I want this to be out in the open, everybody. I don’t know if this is worth ten cents of $50,000 but, anyway, that’s very nice.”

According to the White House pool report, Awbrey spoke in support of the border wall during a roundtable meeting near the border in McAllen, Texas.

“The Border Patrol right now, their hands are tied, and these immigrants know it,” Awbrey reportedly said, pointing out that immigrants are often smuggled across the border by coyotes.

The president is visiting the border with immigration officials amid the third week of the government shutdown. Trump is demanding Congress pass a spending bill containing $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall, but Democrats are refusing to budge.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Smokey

    January 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    If that man is really a Rancher, that buckle is likely NOT CHEAP.

  2. L

    January 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Anyone living in a southern border state knows all too well the problems of dealing with illegal aliens sneaking across the US border. They do it repeatedly and think they have more rights than legal citizens. If they meet any resistance in obtaining what they want, they resort to violence. For much too long politicians have promised resolution only to conveniently forget us. The invaders are getting bolder every day. Thank you. Mr. President

  3. Cathy

    January 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    True southern midwest folks are some of the nicest most respectful people!
    So proud of these folks and our President!

  4. Roberta

    January 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Trump should keep it and womp Schumer and
    Pelosi’s behinds!

  5. Bird

    January 12, 2019 at 5:11 am

    That rancher is really a big guy…. he makes President Trump appear small, and Trump is NOT a ‘small man.’ I hope Barron likes the buckle…. I’d love to see more of America ‘first son’; he’s adorable, but I think his parents are being very protective with so many crazies around!

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