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Trump on immigration: If we don’t change it, let’s shutdown

Agree to tighten immigration laws

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WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a baffling statement on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he supports a government shutdown if Democrats won’t agree to tighten immigration laws.

Trump’s statement undercut ongoing bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill and reportedly came during a White House meeting on the violent MS-13 gang.

Commenting on the nation's immigration laws, Trump reportedly said, “If we don't change it lets have a shutdown. We'll do a shutdown, and it's worth it for our country.”

According to insiders, Trump’s comments were not received well in the room, with Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock reportedly confronting the President about the remark.

Comstock is said to have urged Trump to avoid another government shutdown.

Trump however said, “I’d love to see a shutdown if we don't get this stuff taken care of. If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety, and unrelated but still related, they don't want to take care of our military, then shut it down. We'll go with another shutdown."

On Thursday, if negotiators can't strike a deal, the government will run out of funding and several Republican aides working on the budget deal have voiced concern that the President's comments about a shutdown may cause things to fall apart.

For months now, House Democrats have been outrightly resistant to signing onto a budget agreement without a resolution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Now, many suggest that House Democrats will now back away from the breakthrough deal negotiators are approaching.

Incidentally, reports confirmed that Trump’s comments came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer touted progress in talks in separate news conferences.

Both McConnell and Schumer said that a deal was close. 

The President’s comments also caused some confusion amongst Republicans, with one GOP aide saying, "Things are in a good place, but also fragile. We could do without anything inflammatory for a couple of days."

After Trump’s comments at the White House, Comstock pointed out that she would not back such a move and said she urged Trump to avoid it.

She said, “We don't need a government shutdown on this. I think both sides have learned that a government shutdown is bad."

Trump was reportedly asked to clarify his remarks at the end of the meeting and even told reporters that he would shut down the government over immigration.

He said, "I would shut it down over this issue. I can't speak for everybody at the table but I will tell you, I would shut it down over this issue,” adding that if the U.S. doesn't straighten out its borders "we don't have a country. Without borders we don't have a country."

Meanwhile, Schumer commented on Trump's shutdown threat and said it "speaks for itself."

He said, “We had one Trump shutdown, nobody wants another, maybe except him.”

 

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