Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

NBC News reports:

President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened a federal government shutdown if Congressional Democrats would not back immigration reform, including a border wall.

In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!”

Amid searing images of undocumented families being separated at the border, Trump defended the controversial practice, warning that there were “consequences when people cross our Border illegally.” He argued that parents attempting to cross the border are “using children for their own sinister purposes.”