Dec 16, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Stephen Miller: Trump will "absolutely" shut down government over border wall

White House adviser Stephen Miller told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that President Trump will "absolutely" shut down the government next week if he doesn't get funding for a border wall.

The big picture: In a heated exchange with Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer last week, Trump declared he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security" — essentially eliminating Republicans' ability to pin the blame on Democrats. Schumer said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that Trump is "not going to get the wall in any form" and has offered no more than $1.6 billion for border security, paving the way for another tense week ahead of Friday's shutdown deadline.

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