President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down large parts of the federal government over funding for his proposed border wall, openly quarreling with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an extraordinary exchange that unfolded before the press in the Oval Office.
Trump has railed against congressional Democrats for refusing to agree to his demand for $5 billion for a border wall, but on Tuesday he asserted that “one way or another it is going to be built” and that he would have “no other choice” but to shut down the government if he doesn’t get enough funding for the wall.
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security,” Trump said.
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