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Trump says US government ‘could very well’ shut down

The US President says if the country shuts down, it would be harmful to the military.

world Updated: Jan 18, 2018 22:30 IST
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall with business leaders in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington on April 4, 2017.(AP File Photo)

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the US government “could very well” shut down and that would be very harmful to the military.

“If the country shuts down, which could very well be, the budget should be handled a lot differently than it has been handled for the last long period of time,” Trump said in answer to reporters’ questions as he arrived for a visit at the Pentagon. “If for any reason it shuts down, the worst thing is what happens to our military.”

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 22:30 IST