Trump says he's 'in the White House, working hard' during the government shutdown

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President Trump tweeted Saturday to say he is hard at work to resolve the government shutdown which he invited:

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In a second tweet, Trump discussed this week's announcement that U.S. troops will leave Syria, noting U.S. military intervention there has lasted longer than expected and arguing regional powers like Turkey are equipped to handle any remaining terror threat:

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CBS notes Trump was not in the Oval Office when the tweet was posted, as no Marine guard was stationed outside the office door. A Politico report indicates the White House tentatively scheduled Trump to leave for his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort midday Saturday, but a third tweet suggested that plan had been delayed, at least for a working lunch:

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday Trump would not begin his vacation while the shutdown continues.

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