One of the initiatives that President #DonaldTrump is super focused on during his presidency is building a border between the United States and Mexico. On Tuesday, he threatened to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t present him with a spending bill that includes funding for the wall by the next fiscal year.

“The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Phoenix. “One way or the other, we’re going to get that wall.” As for families who have fallen victim to terrorists, Trump insists that he just wanted to keep his word that he would keep these dangerous people out of this country. He believes that Congress is putting our national security at risk by not meeting his demands in a timely fashion.

However, the president’s perceived threat caused the stock market to take a dip.

Via Reuters:

“Trump’s comments also affected the bond and currency markets, with the dollar index slipping 0.4 to 93.14 and 10-Year U.S. Treasury yields falling a touch below 2.17 percent on safety buying.

Investors have grown increasingly concerned about Trump’s ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda given the near-constant political turbulence in the White House.”

What are your thoughts, Roommates?!

 

TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on IG, @tallyohhh on Twitter
Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-23/trump-threatens-government-shutdown-to-secure-border-wall-funds, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-idUSKCN1B319M

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