No End in Sight to Government Shutdown


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With Christmas over, the government shutdown swings into full effect – and there’s no end in sight.

The shutdown officially began on Friday at midnight, but with the weekend, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day following the start of the shutdown the effects haven’t been fully seen – until now.

With the holidays over some 800,000 government workers will be affected by the shutdown, with many still working on the job but not getting a paycheck until government reopens.

Speaking to reporters on Christmas Day, President Trump revealed, “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be open. I can tell it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, or fence, or whatever they’d like to call it.”

According to the Associated Press, the president is blaming Democrats for the shutdown, who oppose spending money on a wall and instead propose other methods of controlling the border with Mexico.

“We can’t do it without a barrier,” the president told the AP regarding curbing the human trafficking and drug flows coming across the border. “We can’t do it without a wall. The only way you’re going to do it is to have a physical barrier, meaning a wall. And if we don’t have that then we’re just not opening.”


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