Trump Tweets Shutdown Threat Over Immigration
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by Axios | 7.29.18
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President Trump tweeted Sunday morning that he is "willing to 'shut down'" the government this fall if congressional Democrats don't help to pass his preferred immigration reform.
"I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!"
Our thought bubble: While Trump has pushed this topic — and threatened shutdowns and Democratic blame along with it — for nearly a year, Axios' Jonathan Swan said on Fox News Sunday that the tweet "kind of shocks" him, adding that he will "be surprised if President Trump shuts down the federal government that close to an election"
"I have to say, that tweet kind of shocks me. And not much actually shocks me from this president," says Axios' @jonathanvswan on Trump's threat to shut down the government over immigration. pic.twitter.com/7iMIYSyFnE
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