Trump: Democrats would "like to see a shutdown"

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President Trump told the press pool on Thursday that the GOP tax cuts "have not been working well for the Democrats," and they'd "like to see a shutdown in order to get off that subject," according to pool reports.

Why it matters: Congress must pass a continuing resolution (CR) by tomorrow to avoid a government shutdown. To do that, GOP leadership has to satisfy Senate Democrats and the House Freedom Caucus, which Axios' Alexi McCammond and Zachary Basu say seems unlikely, at this point.