U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) revealed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the U.S. government if his demand for funding a wall on the Mexico border is not met.
Capito reportedly made the remarks on MetroNews’ TalkLine program.
According to the Republican senator, Trump said that he would consider a government shutdown “if [funding is] not robust enough.”
“I told him that I didn’t think a shutdown benefited anybody — him, us or the American people,” Capito explained. “He can have his own opinion on it I guess.”
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) also disagreed with Trump’s shutdown threat, Capito said.
Politico reported that Trump lost his temper during the meeting with Capito and Shelby.
“I told him that I didn’t think a shutdown benefited anybody-him, us or the American people. He can have his own opinion on it I guess.”
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) June 19, 2018