Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon predicts there will be another government shutdown in the near future.
“I believe the government will actually shut down in the run-up to the election,” Bannon told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, referring to the midterm elections in November.
What could trigger it, according to Bannon, is a fight over the southern border wall.
“The wall is not just totemic,” Bannon said. “The wall is absolutely central to his program.”
President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall was perhaps the biggest policy platform during his campaign for the presidency, but it has yet to materialize.
“I believe that what he’s going to do is, as we come up on September 30, if that appropriations bill does not include spending to fully build his wall — not some $1.6 billion for prototypes, I mean to build the southern wall — I believe he will shut down the government,” Bannon added.
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SOURCE: CNN, Sophie Tatum