WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans anxious about keeping control of Congress think its a bad idea, but President Donald Trump says hes still willing to close the government over border security issues, including money to build a promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump tweeted Sunday: I would be willing to shut down government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!
Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., where they were said to have agreed on the way forward on government funding for the budget year that starts Oct. 1.
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