Trump on possible closure: “If it happens, it happens’

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., laughs as he listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with Republican legislators in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is holding the possibility of a federal government shutdown this fall if Congress is no law that allows the nation’s borders.

Trump tells reporters: “If it happens, it happens. When it comes to border security, I am willing to do anything.”

The president has previously proposed to the legislators that he would not allow a government shutdown before the November mid-term elections.

Trump had a meeting with the Republican leaders of congress at the White House to the fall calendar. He says that they talked about was “how can we in a responsible funding of the government, protecting the American taxpayers and the defence of the American safety.”

Legislators face a Sept. 30 deadline to pass spending bills to keep the government open.

Trump says that the legislators have a huge progress.

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