Trump agrees deal to suspend government shutdown

Trump announces deal to lift shutdown

President Donald Trump has endorsed a deal to reopen the US government for three weeks, after a record-breaking shutdown of federal agencies. Congressional sources say the pact does not include any money that Mr Trump has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall.

The US partial shutdown will be lifted temporarily as the president announces a deal to fund government while talks go on. 

President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history.

After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it does not include any money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall. The Republican president previously vowed to reject any such bill unless it included $5.7bn (£4.3bn) to fund his signature campaign pledge. 

But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused.

See a video of President Donald Trump’s speech here.

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