Market Extra: Trump ‘shutdown’ threat rattles stock market

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government if Congress doesn’t fund his campaign pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border appeared to send a shiver through the stock market Wednesday.

“If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Trump told supporters Tuesday night in Phoenix, at a meandering, campaign-style rally that saw him rail at the media, Arizona’s two Republican senators, and congressional Democrats.

Trump is seeking $1.6 billion to begin construction of the wall. The pledge to build a wall—albeit alongside a vow that Mexico would foot the bill—was Trump’s signature campaign pledge.

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