Breitbart: President Donald Trump again said that he is open to a partial government shutdown to force Democrats to help fund the border wall.
“Probably if I was ever going to do a shutdown on border security, when you look at the caravans, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in, this would be a very good time to do a shutdown,” Trump said as he left the White House on Saturday to travel to California.
The president said he wants $5 billion in funding for the wall and border security.
“I don’t think it’s going to be necessary because I think the Democrats will come to their senses,” he said regarding a possible partial government shutdown.
He said Republicans would continue to win elections on the issue of border security if Democrats failed to deliver.
Trump repeatedly floated the idea of a government shutdown over wall funding before the midterm elections, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan urged him to wait until after the election. read more