Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the US government if the Democrats refuse to vote in favour of his Mexican border wall.
The US president said if he does not get the $5bn he wants for the wall he would be “proud” to force a government shutdown.
At the time, Mr Trump was taking part in what was meant to be a pleasant photo opportunity in the Oval Office with the Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.
Mrs Pelosi seemed to strike a nerve with the president after she told him she did not want to see a “Trump shutdown” over funding for the wall.
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