Dec 6, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump says shutdown "could happen," would be Dems' fault

President Donald Trump with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis during a cabinet meeting. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

President Trump told reporters ahead of a Cabinet meeting Wednesday that a government shutdown over the spending bill "could happen," and said if it does it will be the Democrats' fault:

"The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country. They are looking at shutting down. They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them tremendous crime... and we want people to come into our country, but we want it on our basis... I want to vet those people and I want to vet them very carefully." — President Trump
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