Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the federal government could shut down after funding runs out on Friday, casting blame on Democrats for congressional gridlock on the budget and disagreements on immigration issues. U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Defense Secretary James Mattis , speaks to reporters before he holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 6, 2017.