Donald Trump says U.S. needs 'good shutdown' in September to fix mess

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He cited Senate rules that empower minority Democrats and tweeted that the USA government "needs a good shutdown" this fall to fix a "mess" in the Senate. Congress still needs to craft a budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which starts October 1 and will represent Trump's first full year in office. As he struggles to produce wins, some signs of frustration are starting to appear.

A senior Trump adviser said the White House counts them as being five votes short on the bill, a number that could drop to zero or grow to 15.

Despite concessions on issues like border wall funding, Trump says at a U.S. Air Force Academy Commander-in-Chief trophy presentation that, "our Republican team had its own victory - under the radar".

Republicans were surprised by tweets from Trump on Tuesday that suggested he was initially unhappy with the measure and might provoke a government shutdown this fall in hopes of getting his way on the wall and other demands.

MULVANEY: "You can talk to the DHS about the details, but there's been a dramatic reduction in attacks on our Border Patrol agents where they can see through the wall, because nobody's throwing anything over the top at them", he said during the briefing, pointing at photos of border fencing already in place. "It's damaging to trust here within the (Capitol) building", Corker said.

Trump marked his 100th day in office on Saturday and used last week to argue that he has made major progress in rolling back federal regulations and improving the climate for job creation. There are also no cuts to funding for Planned Parenthood or the $18 billion in cuts to nondefense spending that Trump had requested in his budget proposal. The White House spent much of the day lashing out against a Washington narrative that minority party Democrats outperformed the White House in the negotiations.

"After years of partisan bickering and gridlock, this bill is a clear win for the American people", he said before an unrelated event in the Rose Garden.

"Today we're here announcing that with this addition that we brought to the president and sold him on in over an hour meeting in here with him, that we're both yeses on the bill", Long told reporters.

"I don't think it was negotiated very well, and I'll just leave it at that", said Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.

Both of them ended up slamming Senate Democrats, saying they almost led the government to a shutdown with their reluctance to allocate any funds for President Trump's border wall in the government's new funding bill.

"We have more money now for the border than we've gotten in 10 years", he said.

"From my point of view, we pretty well got our clock cleaned", said Sen. Lawmakers announced Sunday they had reached an agreement to avoid a shutdown until October 1 - a deal that does not include several provisions sought by Trump, including money for a border wall. He added that closing the government is not "desirable" due to the potential for federal workers to have their pay withheld.

Trump also called for a change in congressional rules which require 60 votes in the Senate to pass budget rules - a threshold that makes party compromise necessary.

"The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!" Mr. Obama held the military hostage to his domestic agenda, and some Democrats wanted this damaging parity to continue as a price of their votes in the Senate.

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