PressTV-Trump refuses to budge over border wall demand

US President Donald Trump’s administration and Democrats in Congress continued to attack each other on Sunday over the proposed US-Mexico border wall that triggered a partial government shutdown, now in its ninth day.

Trump has refused to sign any kind of spending bill that does not include more than $5 billion for the wall and border security measures, narrowing prospects for the federal shutdown to end.

The last spending bill expired at midnight on December 22, starting the latest shutdown of certain government agencies.

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said the president was waiting for Democrats to negotiate.

Congressional Democrats oppose the wall, calling it unnecessary and ineffective. They say the president is the one who refused to endorse a spending plan worked out this month by bipartisan leaders in Congress that would have avoided a shutdown.

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