White House Speaks Out Following End of Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018Jan 22, 2018

The recent U.S. government shutdown remains the talk of the nation as America awaits the end of the shutdown. Early Monday morning, news broke that the government may potentially reopen if the Senate approves the proposed arrangement.

Prior to the Senate reaching a decision, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York spoke out against President Donald Trump. Schumer mocked the President, blamed him for the “Trump Shutdown” because of his “unwillingness to compromise,” and said that the President “refused to engage in negotiations” over the weekend.

During the daily White House press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to the end of the government shutdown. Additionally, Sanders read a personal statement from the President.

Sanders stated, “We were pleased to see Senator Schumer accept the deal that President Trump put on the table from the very beginning, which was to responsibly fund the government and debate immigration as a separate issue.”

“I have a statement here from the President of the United States that I will read,” she continued.

Trump's statement said, “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. As I’ve always said, once the government is funded, my administration will work towards solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration, if and only if, it’s good for our country.”

Watch a clip from the White House press briefing below:


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