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Trump Says Shutdown ‘Totally Up To The Democrats’


President Donald Trump says it’s ‘totally up to the Democrats as to whether or not’ there is a government shutdown.
After previously saying he would “proudly” accept responsibility for a partial U.S. government shutdown if Congress did not pass legislation that included $5 billion for his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump declared Friday on Twitter, “The Democrats now own the shutdown!”
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill Thursday that included funding for his wall, and the Senate was expected to vote on the measure Friday in hopes of averting a shutdown at midnight.
“If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last a very long time,” Trump tweeted Friday.