Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Trump: US ‘needs a good shutdown’ - The Hill

President Trump on Tuesday called for a "good shutdown" in September to fix the "mess” in government.

He also expressed frustration that legislation needs 60 votes in the Senate because of the filibuster, saying it would be necessary to elect more Republicans or "change the rules."

"The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!" he wrote in a series of tweets.

Trump's unprecedented comments appear to reflect frustration with the spending deal Congress is poised to approve this week. The legislation would fund the government through September and represents the first major bipartisan legislation of Trump's presidency.  - Read More

Trump: US ‘needs a good shutdon


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