Jim Jordan

Trump again elevates shutdown threat, even as tensions ease on Capitol Hill

Trump again elevates shutdown threat, even as tensions ease on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump raised the possibility of a government shutdown ahead of a meeting with Democrats for a second consecutive week on Wednesday, even as tensions on Capitol Hill appeared to diminish after hard-line House conservatives backed off plans to oppose a short-term stopgap.

"It could happen," Trump said about a potential shutdown before a White House Cabinet meeting, pointing to Democratic demands on immigration policy. "The Democrats are really looking at something that is very dangerous for our country."

"They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime," he...