WASHINGTON | White House tries to hold jittery GOP in line on shutdown

9Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

WASHINGTON—Jan 09, 2019—President Donald Trump was heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday as the White House tried to hold jittery congressional Republicans in line on the 19th day of the partial government shutdown. He said he thought “we’re getting closer to a deal” but there little other evidence of an end to the impasse over his demand for billions for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump insisted at the White House he “didn’t want this fight.” But it was his sudden rejection of a bipartisan spending bill late last month that blindsided leaders in Congress, including Republican allies, now seeking a resolution to the shutdown over his signature campaign issue.

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