PressTV-Graham urges Trump to reopen govt., he refuses

US President Donald Trump has disregarded Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s advice that he should reopen the government for a limited period of time.

Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, offered the advice on Sunday in a bid to restart negotiations with Democrats amid doubts among the GOP over Trump’s possible emergency declaration.

“Before he pulls the plug on the legislative option – and I think we are almost there – I would urge them to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks, before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday.

He said that Trump rejected the request, telling him, “let’s make a deal, then open up the government.”

On Twitter, the president continued to blame Democrats for the shutdown, which has become the longest government closure in American history.

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