Trump says he threatened to keep government closed for years

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP confirmed Friday that he told congressional leaders he’d keep the government closed for a year or longer if Democrats refuse to provide more money to construct a wall on the border with Mexico./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP confirmed Friday that he told congressional leaders he’d keep the government closed for a year or longer if Democrats refuse to provide more money to construct a wall on the border with Mexico./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY
NEW YORK - President Donald Trump confirmed that he told congressional leaders he’d keep the government closed for a year or longer if Democrats refuse to provide more money to construct a wall on the border with Mexico. “I did, absolutely, I said that,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, after he was…

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