Washington — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says US President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border.
Mulvaney says Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says Trump is prepared to do either.
He says Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to give Democrats a chance to negotiate. Mulvaney says some Democrats agree with 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 on Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday.