Kellyanne Conway suggests Trump is willing to shut down government over wall funding
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday indicated that President Trump is ready to shut down the government if that's what it takes to get the U.S.-Mexico border wall funded, reports The Hill.
Her comment came after 'Fox & Friends' host Steve Doocy pointed out that the upcoming spending bill will not likely include money for the barrier and asked if a shutdown is among the president's possible responses.
Conway stated: "The president is keeping all options open."
Trump has previously indicated that he is willing to take that extreme measure, telling reporters in July: "If we don't get border security after many, many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown."
A day later, he tweeted: "I don't care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown."