- Safi Bello
Trump urges future government shutdown, easier passage of laws
Reuters ------ U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed a government shutdown later this year in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that also urged Republicans to consider changing Senate rules to make it easier to pass spending and other bills without any Democratic support."Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!" he wrote. Trump also backed the so-called "nuclear option" for legislation but added that the party could strengthen its hand by winning more Senate seats in the 2018 congressional election. Democrats - and some Republicans - quickly denounced his call to close the federal government in a spending fight just as both parties were closing in on a final measure to fund agencies through September. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.