Trump and Democrats play blame game over government shutdown

I am proud to shut down the government…I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not gonna blame you for it.”—Donald Trump, December 11

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President calls it a Democratic shutdown, while Democrats chide Trump’s ‘temper tantrum’

The US awoke on Saturday to a partial government shutdown after Democrats in Congress refused to fund Donald Trump’s border wall and the president in turn refused to sign budget legislation. A battle to apportion blame duly followed.

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