Trump on looming shutdown: ‘We’ll see what happens’

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President Trump is brushing aside concerns about a possible government shutdown.

“We’ll see what happens,” he told Reuters on Thursday night with the deadline looming for Congress to pass a new spending bill. “If there’s a shutdown, there’s a shutdown.”

Lawmakers hope a stopgap measure before midnight Friday – the eve of trump’s 100th day in office — will provide congressional leaders more time to negotiate a larger funding plan.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced a short-term continuing resolution, or CR, late Wednesday that would extend funding to May 5, until Congress can pass a bill that would fund the government through September.

“We’re working on the funding of government. We’re getting that through” on Friday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-Calif) said of the CR on Thursday, ABC News reported.

Republicans have indicated they would be willing to pass a stopgap funding measure without any Democratic votes.

But Trump told the wire service that it will be Democrats who are responsible if the federal government shutters.