Thursday, May 04, 2017


White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has warned that a government shutdown in September may be "inevitable" if Democrats don’t “behave better.”

Speaking during the daily White House press briefing, Mr Mulvaney sought to clarify an earlier tweet series from Donald Trump in which he said that the US needs a “good ‘shutdown’ to fix mess!” after Congress reached a budget deal that will keep the government open until September but didn’t include funding for some of the president’s top spending priorities.

Mr Trump also suggested in the tweets that removing the the Senate filibuster might be a good strategy to pushing through his policies.

- Clark Mindock

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