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No solution to shutdown, President Donald Trump blames Democrats

As the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay appeared set to continue into the new year, there were no signs of any substantive negotiation between the blame-trading parties

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US President Donald Trump was firing Twitter barbs at Democrats this weekend as talks to end a week-long partial government shutdown remained at a stalemate.

Trump was cooped up in the White House after cancelling a vacation to his private Florida club.

As the disruption in federal services and public employees’ pay appeared set to continue into the new year, there were no signs of any substantive negotiation between the blame-trading parties.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday Trump is not reaching out to Democrats, rather he’s waiting for Democrats to reach out to him.

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 12:33 AM IST

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