Trump says government shutdown not likely before November election

BILLINGS – President Donald Trump said on Thursday a possible shutdown of the US government over border wall funding "most likely" would not happen until after the November congressional elections.

In an interview with Fox News, Trump said he had been persuaded that closing the government would hurt his fellow Republican candidates.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to shut down the government when funding runs out on Sept. 30 if the US Congress does not include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico.

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