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.
I’m in the White House, waiting. The Democrats are everywhere but Washington as people…