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President Donald Trump signs the bipartisan spending bill in March 2018. According to a new report, criticism from Fox News almost pushed the president to veto the bill.

Trump was reportedly swayed by Fox News hosts into almost shutting down the government

A former White House aide told The New Yorker that Fox News hosts' criticism led to Trump's sudden threat to veto a funding bill and cause a shutdown.
A photo of Joshua Tree National Park taken in February of 2019.

I went to Joshua Tree after the government shutdown. Even though it looked picture-perfect, it could actually take the park 300 years to recover from ...

When I visited Joshua Tree this month, I didn't see any evidence of vandalism from the government shutdown. But the real damage may not be visible.
President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the US-Mexico border as he speaks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on February 15, 2019.

Trump says he ‘didn’t need to’ declare national emergency but wants to get the border wall ‘done faster’

"I didn't need to do this," Trump said of the national-emergency declaration, adding, "I just want to get it done faster, that's all."

Grassley snaps when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump will sign spending bill, declare national emergency

Sen. Chuck Grassley was absolutely furious when he was interrupted while speaking on the Senate floor on Thursday.
President Donald Trump.

Trump reportedly argued the longest government shutdown in US history helped him make his point about the US-Mexico border

"Am I happy at first glance? The answer is no, I'm not, I'm not happy," Trump said to reporters at the White House on Tuesday.
A plurality of Americans said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handled the recently-ended government shutdown more effectively than President Donald Trump.

POLL: Almost twice as many Americans think Pelosi won the shutdown than Trump

Just under 40% of Americans said that Nancy Pelosi handled the shutdown negotiations more effectively while 23% save that distinction to Trump.
The biggest airliners lost out during the government shutdown.

The airline industry’s Trump-endorsed case for privatizing air traffic control may be getting a boost, experts say

Delta, Southwest, and others lost tens of millions in revenue during the government shutdown.

Trump signs bill to reopen government for 3 weeks, ending record 35-day shutdown

President Donald Trump announced support for a plan to temporarily reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in US history.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Congress finally met its breaking point on the government shutdown after airport delays took a punishing toll

"Hopefully it means a lesson has been learned," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday bashed the ongoing partial government shutdown.

FBI Director Christopher Wray slams government shutdown, says he’s as angry as he’s been ‘in a long, long time’

"It takes a lot to get me angry, but I’m about as angry as I've been in a long, long time," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Friday.