by the Associated Press
President Donald Trump says that he told congressional leaders the partial government shutdown could go on for months or years. But he said he didn’t think it would.
The government is in its 14th day of a partial government shutdown over Trump’s insistence for funding of his proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters their nearly two-hour meeting with Trump was “somewhat contentious.” Trump called it “productive.”
In the Rose Garden after the meeting Friday, Trump said he wouldn’t end up reopening the closed government agencies until he gets border security. “We have to get a structure built,” he said.