US budget shutdown: I won’t compromise on wall, says Trump

President Donald Trump has refused to compromise on his demand for a wall to be built on the Mexican border, the cause of a partial government shutdown.

He said he did not think he would have to reduce the $5.6bn (£4.4bn) in funds he was demanding and repeated a threat to declare a national emergency.

His new chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said earlier he expected the shutdown to “drag on a lot longer”.

Democrats refuse to back the funding, calling the wall “immoral”.

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