Pelosi: Trump is only one talking about shutdown

Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Pelosi is telling colleagues that she wants "all hands on deck" to defeat the latest Republican effort to undo the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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.”

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