USA: Trump accepts deal for temporary end to painful shutdown – BBC News

President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history.

President Donald Trump

After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall.

The Republican president previously vowed to reject any budget unless it included $5.7bn (£4.3bn) to fund his signature campaign pledge.

But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused.

Later on Friday, the Senate and House unanimously passed a bill to temporarily end the shutdown.

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