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Trump Stages Shutdown Face-Off With Democrats Over Wall Funding

  • Says ‘I will be the one’ to shut down government over border
  • Trump, Congress face Dec. 21 government funding deadline
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Trump, in Exchange With Pelosi and Schumer, Says He'll Shut Down Gov't Over Wall
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President Donald Trump staged a confrontation Tuesday with the two top congressional Democrats before television cameras in the Oval Office as the dispute over funding for his border wall turned publicly acrimonious.

The drama may raise the chances of a partial government shutdown when funding for some agencies runs out after Dec. 21. The televised back-and-forth between the leaders will likely figure prominently as politicians seek to assign blame for any disruptions that result.