President Trump tweets plan for border wall amid fears of partial government shutdown

Posted at 4:14 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 22:01:06-05

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to unveil a drawing of what he called a “Steel Slat Barrier” for the border separating the U.S. and Mexico.

The image Trump tweeted showed spikes at the top of the fence:

Trump told House Republicans Thursday he would refuse to accept a stop-gap measure that did not include funds for a border wall.

The Senate voted Friday to see if there’s enough support to advance a spending bill, which included $5 billion for Trump’s promise of a border wall.

If the spending bill is not passed a partial government shutdown would occur when funding expires for some federal agencies at midnight Friday night.

Click here for a list of federal agencies that would not be affected by a government shutdown.