Trump Threatens America: Pay For My Wall, Or Else!

Promises to Shut Down Government If Congress Doesn't Border Wall

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The New York Times reports that Republican President Donald Trump “issued an extraordinary challenge to his own party late Tuesday, threatening to shut down the government in a matter of weeks if Congress did not fund a wall on the southern border that was a signature promise of his campaign for the White House.”

“On Tuesday night, he told a rowdy crowd in Phoenix, ‘If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.'”

“…The government will run out of money on Oct. 1 unless Congress acts to approve new government spending bills. It would probably the first time a government shut down while under complete control of one party.”

UPDATE: Wall Street falls as Trump threatens government shutdown (Source: Reuters)