President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the ongoing government shutdown could last a long time ahead of his anticipated meeting with congressional leaders.
The commander-in-chief and Democratic leaders have been at an impasse over the $5 billion needed to fund a border security wall. The disagreement drove the government to a partial shutdown on December 22.
Trump reaffirmed his commitment to getting border wall funding by warning during a Cabinet meeting that the partial government shutdown could last a long time.
“The government could be shut down for a long time, as long as it takes,” Trump said at the meeting.
“We’re in a shutdown because of the fact that the Democrats are looking to 2020. They don’t think they’re going to win the election. I guess a lot of signs point to them not winning the election,” he added.
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