Donald Trump Advocates For A Government Shutdown

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Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Donald Trump thinks the United States “needs a good” government shutdown.

The president called for an end to the legislative filibuster and advocated for a government shutdown in a series of tweets Tuesday, referring to the 60 votes needed in the Senate to pass the budget.


“The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We….either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”

His tweets come just days after congressional leaders reached an agreement on a spending deal that would fund the government through the end of September and avoid a looming shutdown.

Though the deal includes $12.5 billion in new military spending, $1.5 billion more for border security, $100 million to combat opioid addiction, $295 million for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid payments and federal funding for Planned Parenthood, it strictly does not allow any money to go the construction of his border wall.

Congress is expected to vote on the roughly $1 trillion package early this week. (RELATED: Congress Reaches Budget Deal To Keep The Government Open Until September)