WASHINGTON | White House: Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

WASHINGTON | White House: Trump OK with second shutdown over border spat

WASHINGTON—Jan 27, 2019—Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border.

Mulvaney says Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says Trump is prepared to do either.

He says Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to give Democrats a chance to negotiate.

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