Trump threatens government shutdown ‘will last for a very long time’ if Democrats oppose House bill that includes border wall money
In morning tweets, the president also sought to pin blame on Democrats for a potential government shutdown, even though he said a week ago that he would proudly own one.
President Trump warned Friday that a partial government shutdown would last “for a very long time” if Congress does not meet his demand Friday for billions in funding for his long-promised border wall in a stopgap spending measure.
In a spate of morning tweets, Trump sought to pin blame on Democrats for a potential shutdown even though he said last week that he would proudly own one if lawmakers did not provide at least $5 billion toward his marquee campaign promise.
And he suggested that Senate rules should be changed if necessary so that Republicans could pass the bill without any Democratic support.
“The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED,” Trump wrote. “If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time. People don’t want Open Borders and Crime!”