White House: President Trump OK with 2nd shutdown over border wall spat

WASHINGTON — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border.

Mulvaney says President Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says President Trump is prepared to do either.

He says President Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to give Democrats a chance to negotiate. Mulvaney says some Democrats agree with President Trump’s plan to better secure the border, but said they couldn’t work with the White House as long as there was a partial government shutdown.

Mulvaney spoke Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday.”

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