PressTV-Tensions rising between Trump, Democrats over shutdown

US President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on Saturday about the country’s longest-ever government shutdown and a wall on the US-Mexico border amid rising tensions between the White House and Democrats in Congress over how to end the shutdown.

Trump was expected to propose the outlines of a new deal with Democratic lawmakers that the administration believes could potentially pave the way to an end to the shutdown, the Associated Press reported, citing a White House aide.

Trump was not expected to sign the national emergency declaration he’s been threatening as an option to circumvent Congress, the AP report said.

The White House declined to provide details late Friday about what the president would be announcing.

Trump has said he will not budge on his demand for $5.7 billion in funding. Democrats have panned the number and said they will not negotiate until the government reopens, raising doubts about…

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