Jan 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Sanders: Trump "means what he says" about months-long shutdown

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told "Fox News Sunday" that President Trump "means what he says" regarding his threats to keep the government shut down for months or even years over his request for border wall funding.

The big picture: Sanders added that congressional Democrats "agree" with Trump on the need for more border security, but "they just are unwilling to let this president win." Trump echoed that sentiment during a press gaggle outside the White House on Sunday, telling reporters, "Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and myself could solve this in 20 minutes if they want to." Congressional Democrats have offered Trump $1.3 billion in additional border security funding — not the $5.7 billion the administration wants for a wall.

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