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WILL TRUMP’S STUBBORN DEMAND FOR WALL FUNDING KEEP THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN FOREVER?
President Donald Trump is declaring that the federal government shutdown will last until he gets $5 billion for his border wall."I can't tell you when the government is going to be open," Trump told reporters on Christmas. "I can tell you, it's not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they'd like to call it. I'll call it whatever they want." Trump said many of the federal workers who were furloughed told him to keep the government shut down until he gets his wall money. He also claimed on Twitter to have handed out a contract to build 115 miles of a border wall in Texas, except the president doesn't award construction contracts. SCOTT SHACKFORD READ MORE