Jan 19, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump won't go to Mar-a-Lago until funding bill passes

Trump walking into the White House

Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

The White House announced this morning that President Trump — scheduled to depart Washington at 4:30 p.m. for a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago tomorrow — will remain in the capital until Congress can pass a continuing resolution to fund the government.

Why it matters: It shows that the Trump administration is acutely aware of what's at stake should a government shutdown start tonight — as well as the optics of Trump at a glitzy 2020 fundraiser in the midst of it all.

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