September 5, 2018 / 8:07 PM / in 2 months

Trump says willing to shut down government over border security

U.S. President Donald Trump glances at the news media while he waits for the arrival of Kuwait's Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the U.S. government over border security issues.

In answer to a question from a reporter, Trump said: “If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We have to protect our borders.”

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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