US President Donald Trump has warned of “a very long” government shutdown if the Senate does not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his long-promised border wall.
Trump made the remarks on Friday after a meeting with Senate Republicans at the White House, which he described as “great.”
“Now it’s up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight,” he said, adding, “I hope we don’t.”
However, he said, “we are totally prepared for a very long shutdown and this is our only chance that we’ll ever have in our opinion, because of the world and the way it breaks out, to get great border security.”
Earlier on the day, Trump took to Twitter, trying to put the blame on Democrats for having a possible shutdown.
The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED. If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that…