President Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday he would gladly shoulder the responsibility of shutting down the U.S. government if Congress doesnt meet his demand to provide $5 billion to build his wall on the U.S.- Mexico border.
Congress faces a Dec. 21 deadline to decide funding for about half of the federal government. Democrats maintain the $5 billion for the wall is a deal-breaker.
If thats the case, said Mr. Trump, the plug will be pulled, adding, I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down, as if it were something to be proud of.