U.S. president threatens government shutdown over funding for border wall

Trump may shut down government if he doesn't get his wall.  Photo: AP

Washington, July 30 (RHC)-- U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t allocate $25 billion for the 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!  We need great people coming into our Country!” 

The U.S. Congress has until September 30th to agree on a spending bill to avoid a federal government shutdown.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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