WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has not answered Democrats’ budget compromise proposals on measures to keep the federal government open.
Trump said on Tuesday he would be proud to shut down the federal government if Democrats don’t agree to fund border security, namely his proposed wall. “Let’s hope that there won’t be a shutdown of the government. That’s a very bad thing to do. Maybe the president doesn’t grasp that, but that is very harmful to our country,” she told reporters.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)