TRUMP: Democrats want a 'SHUTDOWN' to distract from the tax bill

  • President Donald Trump demanded a government funding bill on Thursday.
  • Trump blamed Democrats for opposing the GOP’s year-end spending plans, suggesting a government shutdown is a possibility.

President Donald Trump demanded Congress pass a continuing resolution on Thursday to fund the government, taking direct aim at Democrats in the House who want specific provisions included in any year-end spending bill.

“House Democrats want a SHUTDOWN for the holidays in order to distract from the very popular, just passed, Tax Cuts. House Republicans, don’t let this happen,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Pass the C.R. TODAY and keep our Government OPEN!”

Democrats have remained united in their opposition to a Republican spending bill that does not include a solution for unauthorised immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or parity for defence and non-defence spending.

But Republicans have insisted on addressing DACA in the new year, which would include certain border security provisions wanted by the White House.

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