Trump moves towards US shutdown with vow not to sign spending bill

  • Paul Ryan: ‘The president informed us he will not sign the bill’
  • Shutdown appears certain unless Trump changes his mind

Donald Trump veered toward a shutdown of the federal government by vowing on Thursday not to sign a stopgap spending bill passed by the Republican majority in the Senate, taking his colleagues by surprise.

Outgoing house speaker Paul Ryan announced after a meeting with Trump at the White House that the president would not sign the bill.

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Source: theguardian