The 35-day-long US government shutdown over funding President Donald Trump’s border wall cost the American economy $6 billion, a new report has revealed.
Trump reached a deal with congressional Democrats on Friday to terminate the partial government shutdown for three weeks without getting the $5.7 billion he had requested for building the US-Mexico border barrier.
The cost of the shutdown, however, was no petty cash and exceeded what president Trump had requested for the construction of the infamous wall by $300 million, according to S&P Global Ratings.
Less productivity from furloughed federal workers and the economic anxiety caused by the shutdown contributed to the enormous loss.
Latest Polls have indicated that the majority of the American voters blamed President Trump for the government shutdown.
The agreement he reached with the House did not include a budget for the wall.
Trump has warned that he would use his emergency powers to…