During an interview Sunday, President Trump told The Wall Street Journal he does not think lawmakers will be able to come up with a deal to fund a border wall, and another shutdown is "certainly an option." There are 17 congressional negotiators trying to reach an agreement on border security, and when asked if he believes they'll be able to come up with a deal before the next government-funding lapse in mid-February, Trump responded, "I personally think it's less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board." The longest government shutdown in U.S. history ended on Friday, without Trump receiving any money for the border wall he's long promised. Trump told the Journal he doubts he'll sign any bill that does not give him at least $5.7 billion for the wall, and will use emergency powers if necessary to get a barrier up.
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