Schumer: Trump threatens to keep agencies shut for months or years
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that President Donald Trump threatened at a White House meeting today to keep government agencies, including the Agriculture Department, shut for months or years in his quest to get funding for a border wall with Mexico, according to media reports.
Trump is also holding his own Rose Garden news conference today and, according to a White House press pool report, said that the meeting with congressional leaders was “productive.”
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