Trump and Democrats play blame game over government shutdown

President calls it a Democratic shutdown, while Democrats opposed to border wall funding chide Trump’s ‘temper tantrum’

The US awoke on Saturday to a partial government shutdown, after Democrats in Congress refused to fund Donald Trump’s border wall and the president in turn refused to sign budget legislation. A battle to apportion blame duly followed.

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