WASHINGTON D.C. (KGTV) -- In a Sunday morning tweet, President Trump said he’d be willing to “shut down” the government if Democrats don’t budge on border security and a US-Mexico wall.
The president also alluded to getting rid of the lottery and so-called catch and release, which he’s spoken about in the past.
This isn’t the first time Trump has suggested the idea of a shutdown. In May, he floated the idea of “closing up with country for a while” if the wall wasn’t built.
Read the full tweet below:
I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018
New York Times publisher and Trump meet to discuss coverage
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The publisher of The New York Times says he told President Donald Trump in a meeting at the White House that his anti-press language is "not just divisive but increasingly dangerous."
A.G. Sulzberger says he told Trump he was concerned about the president's labeling of journalists as the "enemy of the people" and warned that such "inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence."
Sulzberger said Sunday that he didn't ask Trump at their July 20 meeting to soften his attacks on the Times.
Trump regularly derides the paper as the "failing New York Times." Sulzberger says he "implored" Trump to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, calling them "dangerous and harmful to our country."
Trump tweeted Sunday about the meeting.
Russians still trying to interfere in US elections every 'way they can': Republican senator
(ABC) -- A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Americans need “to be very aware that the Russians are trying to interfere in our election” any way they can “regardless of who the candidate is.”
Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford told ABC News "This Week" Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that Russia's aim is to disrupt American elections, including in the upcoming 2018 midterms.
The senator said the U.S. has to “be very aware that the Russians are trying to be able to interfere in our elections every other way they can to be able to harvest information and then to be able to use that against our democracy.”