The thing is the government never actually shuts down. They close the parks and string some caution tape around the monuments.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday hinted that a government shutdown may be on the horizon, writing online that he will meet with Democratic leaders on a funding bill but is casting doubt that a deal with them is possible.
“Meeting with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ today about keeping government open and working,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Problem is they want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes. I don’t see a deal!”…
…Last September, Trump appeared to have cut a deal on both subjects with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), much to the befuddlement of Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.