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The Trump administration’s demand for $250 billion in new funding for small businesses provoked a high-stakes standoff on April 8 as congressional Democrats rejected the no-strings-attached request and made an expensive counter-offer. Senate Republicans and Democrats planned to bring competing measures to the floor on April 9, virtually ensuring that neither measure would pass. Read more: SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year

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Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

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