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Trump: ‘I’d Love to See a Shutdown’ If Democrats Don’t Meet Immigration Demands

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During a roundtable on immigration this afternoon, President Trump said if Republicans and Democrats can’t get a deal done on immigration, he would “love to see a shutdown.”

When discussing the issue of MS-13 gang members getting into the United States, Trump said that “if we don’t change it, let’s have a shutdown.”

“We’ll do a shutdown,” the president continued. “And it’s worth it for our country. I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of. So we have to strengthen our borders, not by a little, by a lot.”

Trump added, “If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don’t want safety — and unrelated but still related, they don’t want to take care of our military — then shut it down, we’ll go with another shutdown.”

UPDATE –– 3:10 pm ET: He made it clear to reporters he’s serious:

Watch above, via CNN.

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