April 28, 2017
By Jeff Mason, Steve Holland and Stephen J. Adler
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers.
“We’ll see what happens. If there’s a shutdown, there’s a shutdown,” Trump told Reuters in an interview, adding that Democrats would be to blame if the federal government was left unfunded.CONTINUE READING HERE