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Government shutdown more likely as Trump says 'I don't see a deal' on spending

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is casting doubt on whether he and congressional leaders can agree to keep the government funded.      Trump is meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to discuss budget and immigration issues.

But, in a tweet, Trump cast doubt on whether they can agree to fund the government beyond a Dec. 8 deadline.

Says Trump: "I don't see a deal!"

Trump says Democrats "want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE Taxes."

Trump also portrays the meeting as being with Democrats "Chuck and Nancy." Those are Trump's nicknames for Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. Republican leaders - House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - are also attending the meeting.

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