last week, Trump said he would be "proud to shut down the government."
Earlier this week, the White House said Trump would sign a government funding bill and find "other ways" to fund his fantasy border wall.
This morning, Trump changed his mind again and recommitted to shutting down the government.
Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to reporters this afternoon and said Trump told him he would not sign the government funding bill passed by the Senate because it does not include wall money.
The Senate unanimously approved the legislation Wednesday night to keep the government funded through Feb. 8. With Trump’s support, it appeared set to breeze through the House before the midnight Friday deadline to fund seven government agencies. [...]
“We just had a very long, productive meeting with the president,” Ryan told reporters after a handful of House Republicans huddled with the president for more than an hour. “The president informed us that he will not sign the bill that came up from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security.”
In a subsequent statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “we urgently need funding for border security and that includes a wall.”
It has only been two days since Sarah H. Sanders said the White House would find "other ways" to pay for Trump's wall. She now says they need wall money from Congress.
I don't know if Trump's latest threat to shut down the government will last beyond tomorrow morning, but tomorrow night is the shutdown deadline. It's possible Trump will partially shut down the government and fly away to Mar-a-Lago for over two weeks.
Some senators have already left Washington for the holiday break after passing a funding bill by simple voice vote last night.