Trump: ‘I Think We’re In Great Shape’ To Avoid Government Shutdown Next Week

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with airline executives in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump on Friday said that efforts to avoid a government shutdown are “going very well.”

“Now, we have government not closing. I think we’ll be in great shape on that, it’s going very well,” Trump said in an interview with the Associated Press. “Obviously that takes precedent.”

Trump said he has “a great relationship” with all the “various groups” in the Republican party.

“There’s a pretty vast area in there,” he said. “All great people. They’re great people.”

Asked if avoiding a government shutdown next week will take precedence over pushing changes to health care policy, Trump said: “Yeah, sure.”

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  1. It’s hard for this non-politician to follow inside baseball as pitched by PP

    “Now, we have government not closing. I think we’ll be in great shape on that, it’s going very well,

    Republican party:

    “There’s a pretty vast area in there,” he said. “All great people. They’re great people.”

    Avoiding a shutdown taking precedence over tax reform

    “Yeah, sure.”

  2. Avatar for dnl dnl says:

    Donnie The Delusional---------

    US Gov’t shut - down makes it easier for foreign entities to swoop in… wonder if this is part of his deals with Putin/Xi?

  3. He declared the 100 days standard “ridiculous” yesterday, so I can only assume he wasn’t in on the creation of this bunch of proposals. We continue to look for an FDR who got 15 pieces of legislation passed in his first 100 days.

  4. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    On every issue, he’s only capable of generics and platitudes. Obvious tipoff he knows nothing about the subject at hand.

    I feel dumber for having read his statements.

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