September 5, 2018 / 8:11 PM / 2 months ago

Trump says willing to shut down government over border security

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the U.S. government over border security issues.

In answer to a question from a reporter, Trump said: “If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We have to protect our borders.”

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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