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Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, December 28 2018 Dec 28, 2018 December 28, 2018 7:17 AM December 28, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -  President Donald Trump is threatening to close the U.S. border with Mexico if Democrats in Congress don't agree to fund the construction of a border wall.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that "We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely," unless a funding deal is reached with "the Obstructionist Democrats." Trump's demand for money to build the border wall and Democrats' refusal to give him what he wants has caused a partial government shutdown that is nearly a week old.

Congress adjourned for the week without a resolution in sight. The shutdown is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on some public services.

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