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U S Shut Down : President Trump Warns Of Long Crisis If Funds For Mexico Border Wall Is Not Approved

Picture Courtesy : AFP
Picture Courtesy : AFP

United States President Donald Trump has reportedly warned that a partial government shutdown would last ‘for a very long time’ if the lawmakers do not approve money for his long-promised wall along the Mexico border.

But according to various media reports, Trump’s plea did not seem to impress many .

Media reports suggest that the US government  has began a Christmastime shutdown early on Saturday, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall.

Moreover, the entire US government on Friday braced for an imminent shutdown because of the stalemate between the White House and the opposition Democrats on funding of the border wall.

The House of Representatives, where the Republicans currently enjoy a majority, has already passed such a bill.

But in the Senate the ruling Republican party needs additional eight votes from the Democrats to approve more than $5 billion for a wall across the US-Mexico border, which Trump argues is essential to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the US.

“The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is desperately needed. If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time. People don’t want Open Borders and Crime!” he said.

He said the Democrats would be responsible for such a shut down.

“The Democrats now own the shutdown!” Trump said in a tweet on Friday as ‘Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!’ he said.

“No matter what happens today in the Senate, Republican House Members should be very proud of themselves. They flew back to Washington from all parts of the World in order to vote for Border Security and the Wall. Not one Democrat voted yes, and we won big. I am very proud of you!” Trump said.

In another tweet Trump said the Democrats were trying to belittle the concept of a wall by calling it old-fashioned.

 

“The fact is there is nothing else that will work, and that has been true for thousands of years. It’s like the wheel, there is nothing better,” he said

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