Trump to Dems: Re­turn to D.C., help end shut­down

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - WASHINGTON REPORT -

In a se­ries of tweets, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump pushed back against the no­tion that he doesn’t have a strat­egy to end the par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down.

“Elec­tions have con­se­quences!” he de­clared, mean­ing the 2016 elec­tion, in which he “promised safety and se­cu­rity.”

Trump threat­ened anew that the shut­down, al­ready the long­est in U.S. his­tory, could con­tinue in­def­i­nitely.

“Democrats should come back to Wash­ing­ton and work to end the Shut­down, while at the same time end­ing the hor­ri­ble hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis at our South­ern Bor­der,” he tweeted. “I am in the White House wait­ing for you!”

Trump said he will sign leg­is­la­tion passed by Congress to pro­vide back pay for some 800,000 fed­eral work­ers who aren’t be­ing paid dur­ing the shut­down.

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