President Donald Trump repeated his threat to shut down the government if Congress failed to fund his tough immigration agenda.
He expressed his desire to force a shutdown fight with Democrats before the election.
“You know who thinks it should be before?” he asked. “Rush Limbaugh says it should be before the election, Sean Hannity, a lot of them. Great people.”
He acknowledged, however, that many “well-meaning” Republicans wanted him to wait until after the mid-term elections.
“They say, ‘We have the best economy ever, we are doing great, maybe we don’t want to complicate it,’” Trump said. “I understand it, I’m a little torn myself. I would personally prefer before.”
Trump suggested on Sunday that he was willing to force a government shutdown if Congress failed to fund the wall on the Southern border, end chain migration, and end catch-and-release laws.
He discussed the idea with Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday.
“I happen to think it’s a great political thing because people want border security,” Trump said.