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The U.S. government will partially down over the Christmas period due to a lack of agreement over funding for the proposed wall along the Mexico border. Politicians say it likely that the federal closures will until after Christmas. It is the third government shutdown of the year. U.S. President Donald Trump has a "very long" government shutdown if Democrats do not the border wall. Mr Trump the Senate to $5.7 billion to the wall, which was one of the President's major election promises in 2016. He said: "I hope we don't, but we are totally for a very long shutdown." He tweeted: "Shutdown today if Democrats do not for border security."

The shutdown has Mr Trump's holiday plans. The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders this in a statement. She said: "Due to the shutdown, President Trump will in Washington, D.C. and the First Lady will from Florida so they can spend Christmas together." The shutdown there is gridlock in large parts of the federal government's operations. Funding has for departments that national parks, homeland security, law enforcement, tax collection and transportation. Around 400,000 federal workers to stay at home without pay until a deal is . Many government services have been until the Senate reaches a deal.

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