Trump Takes Short-Term Spending Bill off the Table

Trump Takes Short-Term Spending Bill off the Table

The showdown that has the federal government partially shut down continues.

President Trump on Monday said no to a short-term spending bill that would fund the government for three weeks to allow for more negotiations on whether to build a wall on the Southern border.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had pushed the approach to the president.

“I did reject it,” Trump told reporters. “I’m not interested. I want to get it solved. I don’t want to just delay it. I want to get it solved.”

Trump has backed down from declaring a national emergency at the border, though he kept the option open by telling reporters he thinks he has the authority to make such a declaration. Some analysts have said the move would likely be challenged in court.

Tuesday will be the 25th day the government has been partially closed – the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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