President Donald Trump on Monday threatened a shutdown of the federal government if Congress didn’t approve funding for the increased border security, including a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
He was speaking in Washington at a press conference with the prime minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed that possibility, adding that the Senate was moving forward toward “funding the government in a timely and orderly manner” before the new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.
He also told reporters he had no intentions of lifting sanctions on Russia over that nation’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, and that Iran must “never be allowed” to possess nuclear weapons.
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