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Trump says 'prepared' to force shutdown for more than a year

AFP  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the US government closed for a year or more, as he stood firm on his contentious demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico.

Trump confirmed he said as much in a meeting earlier Friday with top Democrats that failed to produce a deal on ending the two-week shutdown.

"Absolutely I said that," Trump said, adding, "I don't think it will. But I am prepared.

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First Published: Sat, January 05 2019. 01:50 IST