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.