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Will skip Davos Summit if govt shutdown continues: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US on Thursday said he will skip the annual meeting of the (WEF) at in if the ongoing partial shutdown of the government continues.

The partial shutdown caused by the row over Trump's demand for a US-border has brought the functioning of several wings of the federal government, including the State Department, to a stand still.

"I intended to go and speak in front of the international community in That's still on, but if the shutdown continues, I won't go," Trump told reporters at the before leaving for a visit to the southern border in

Trump is scheduled to attend the five-day Summit in Switzerland, which will begin from January 21.

The shutdown will enter its 22nd day on Saturday, breaking the previous record of 21 days of shutdown under the

Trump said the partial government shutdown could be resolved in 15 minutes, but for the Democrats, who he alleged are not interested in national security.

"The buck stops with everybody. They can solve this problem in literally 15 minutes. We could be back, we could have border security. They could stop this problem in 15 minutes if they wanted to," he said.

"I really believe now that they (Democrats) don't want to...they don't care about crime," he added.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 00:00 IST