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Trump said he would partially shut the government down over border wall

Trump throws out a negotiation tactic on the border wall and a government shutdown.

Trump once again said he is willing to partially shut the government down to force the Democrats to the table on border wall funding.

“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 to reporters as he left the White House on Saturday to travel to California to review the wildfire damage.

President Trump said he wants $5 billion for fund the wall in the next budget cycle. House Democrats will now have the majority moving into the new year. Trump believes that a partial shut down will not be needed as he thinks the Democrats “will come to their senses.”

Trump has threatened a possible shut down before the midterms. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have urged Trump to wait until after the election to discuss border wall funding.

Congress has funded most of the government through Dec. 7, but funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires on that day.

 

Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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