House speaker says she is ready to meet Trump any time over shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she was ready to meet with President Donald Trump in person any time to discuss an end to the ongoing partial government shutdown.

Speaking to reporters at a weekly news conference, Pelosi also said Democrats were not negotiating any counter-offer behind the scenes.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Alexander)