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Trump doubts lawmakers can reach acceptable border security deal

Updated : January 28, 2019 10:03 AM IST

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump said chances were low that Congress could craft an agreement and avoid another closure of part of the US government in three weeks' time, when funding will expire.
Democratic resistance to Republican Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall resulted in a 35-day shutdown of about a fourth of the US government, a closure that just ended on Friday.
. Senior legislators from both parties said the latest shutdown, the 19th since the mid-1970s, was as ineffective as previous ones but much more disruptive as it was the longest in US history.
Trump doubts lawmakers can reach acceptable border security deal

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