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"If we don't get border security, no problem doing a shutdown": Trump to fed govt

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday again threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress does not pass the immigration reforms he seeks.


Reuters 30 Jul 2018, 06:28 PM United States

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday again threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress does not pass the immigration reforms he seeks as part of a spending package that must be passed by the end of September.

"If we don't get border security, after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown," Trump said during a news conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Asked if he required the full $25 billion the White House has requested to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as well as his other immigration priorities, in order to avert a shutdown, Trump replied, "I always leave room for negotiation." 

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