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USA: Schumer blames shutdown on Trump's ‘destructive two-week temper tantrum’02:58

USA: Schumer blames shutdown on Trump's ‘destructive two-week temper tantrum’

United States, Washington DC
December 22, 2018 at 21:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

The leader of the Democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, placed the blame for the current partial government shutdown firmly on President Donald Trump, in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

"At midnight last night, roughly 25 percent of the government shutdown because of one person and one person alone. President Trump," Schumer commented, "we arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum."

He also made clear that Trump's plan would not pass and would have to be abandoned if the government was to reopen, adding "President Trump if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall. Plain and simple."

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alluded to earlier support by prominent Democrats for physical barriers on US-Mexico border and instead said the Democrats refusal to fund Trump's wall proposals were "because they're under a lot of pressure, we all know this, from their far left and feel compelled to disagree with the president on almost anything and certainly this."

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The leader of the Democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, placed the blame for the current partial government shutdown firmly on President Donald Trump, in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

"At midnight last night, roughly 25 percent of the government shutdown because of one person and one person alone. President Trump," Schumer commented, "we arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum."

He also made clear that Trump's plan would not pass and would have to be abandoned if the government was to reopen, adding "President Trump if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall. Plain and simple."

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alluded to earlier support by prominent Democrats for physical barriers on US-Mexico border and instead said the Democrats refusal to fund Trump's wall proposals were "because they're under a lot of pressure, we all know this, from their far left and feel compelled to disagree with the president on almost anything and certainly this."

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