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Trump: 'We'll Close Down the Country' Over Border Funding

Trump: 'We'll Close Down the Country' Over Border Funding

President Donald Trump.(Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

By    |   Saturday, 28 April 2018 10:30 PM

President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to “close down the country,” referring to a government shutdown, over funding for the border wall, CNN reports.

"We have to have borders, and we have to have them fast," Trump said at a rally in Washington Township, Mich.

"And we need security. We need the wall. We're going to have it all. And again, that wall has started. We got $1.6 billion. We come up again on September 28th, and if we don't get border security, we'll have no choice. We'll close down the country because we need border security."

Government funding runs out at the end of September, and Trump has requested $25 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Lawmakers only allocated $1.6 billion in its $1.3 trillion spending package passed earlier this month, and most of the funds are for repairing existing barriers.

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President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to "close down the country," referring to a government shutdown, over funding for the border wall, CNN reports.
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