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White House warns of government shutdown if Democrats ‘don’t behave better’

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White House warns of government shutdown if Democrats ‘don’t behave better’

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney has warned that a government shutdown in September may be "inevitable" if Democrats don’t “behave better.”

Speaking during the daily White House press briefing, Mr Mulvaney sought to clarify an earlier tweet series from President Donald Trump in which he said that the US needs a “good ‘shutdown’ to fix mess!” after Congress reached a budget deal that will keep the government open until September but didn’t include funding for some of the president’s top spending priorities.

Mr Trump also suggested in the tweets that removing the the Senate filibuster might be a good strategy to pushing through his policies.

“I think the president is frustrated with the fact that he negotiated in good faith with the Democrats and they went out to try to spike the football and make him look bad,” Mr Mulvaney said. “We've got a lot to do...

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