The Drudge Report blasted out its breaking news siren on Friday, reporting that an agreement has been reached to end the government shutdown.
Matt Drudge‘s high-trafficked news aggregator reported that according to a source, a shutdown agreement has been reached, and that an announcement is set for 1 p.m (UPDATE: that projected time has been moved to 1:30).
“SOURCE: SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT REACHED,” the Drudge headline blared. “ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR 1 PM.”
“GOVT TO REOPEN ‘TEMPORARILY’,” it added.
The nearly six-week government shutdown appeared set to continue after two measures to reopen the government — one that would fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, and one did not — failed in the Senate on Friday.
CBS News reported shortly after that Trump is “expected to announce Friday he’ll back a move to reopen the government for a few weeks” at the White House.
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett reported that Trump is expected to support a continuing resolution that would reopen the government “for a few weeks,” while the debate over a border wall continues.
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