Shutdown goes on as Trump and Democrats seek to win blame game

  • Senate adjourns until after Christmas break with no deal reached
  • Schumer tells Trump he must ‘abandon’ request for border wall

With the US under the first day of a partial government shutdown the Senate majority leader said would extend past Christmas, Donald Trump and Democrats sought to apportion the blame.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers were either forced to take unpaid time off or forced to work without pay. The president said they should “call it a Democrat shutdown”.

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Source: theguardian