WASHINGTON (AP) – The top House Democrat says President Donald Trump is the “only person talking about a government shutdown.”
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a tweet, responded on Wednesday to Trump’s claim that a government shutdown “could happen” Saturday, and he blamed it on Democrats’ stance on immigration.
On Capitol Hill, chances of a shutdown were diminishing as Republicans were talking about passing a two-week extension to avoid a shutdown at midnight on Friday.
Pelosi, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and the top congressional Republicans plan to meet with Trump at the White House on Thursday.
Pelosi said: “Democrats are hopeful the president will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”