Is Another Government Shutdown Right Around the Corner?

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“I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board.”

The president moreover maintains that another government shutdown is “an option.” During Trump’s sitdown with The Wall Street Journal, he reaffirmed his refusal to accept legislation lacking the aforementioned wall funding.

The Border Wall

Although the government is open for now, the fight over the border wall is very much alive. Even after the president opened government, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders stood by their position of opposing the wall. The current stances maintained by both sides ultimately engendered the most recent shutdown. In light of the views surrounding the wall on both sides, another government shutdown may very well be around the corner.

Ending illegal immigration served as a centerpiece of the president’s 2016 campaign. Throughout the campaign, Trump vowed to build a border wall in order to end illegal immigration. As talks of the border wall increase, Democratic leaders continue to allege that such a wall is wasteful and ineffective.