The Wall Street Journal: Despite threats, Trump willing to delay shutdown until after midterm election

WASHINGTON — President Trump has been threatening to close down the government if Congress doesn’t meet his immigration priorities, but he has privately agreed to put off a potential shutdown or any fight over border wall funding until after the midterm elections, an administration official said Monday.

In recent days Trump has been warning that he will accept a shutdown when government funding expires on Sept. 30 unless Congress toughens the nation’s immigration laws and comes up with more money for a wall on the Mexican border.

Speaking at a news conference on Monday, he said: “I would have no problem doing a shutdown.

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