PRESIDENT TRUMP BELIEVES A SHUTDOWN IS POSSIBLE - December 7, 2017
House conservatives open to bill averting shutdown; Trump less optimistic
By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Federal Times
President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a partisan showdown that had been showing signs of easing.
Trump’s comments risked roiling a White House meeting with congressional leaders of both parties planned for Thursday aimed at averting a shutdown and sorting through year-end disputes over the budget, immigration and other issues.