Trump says partial U.S. govt shutdown to last until agreement on border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a video call with U.S. military service members in the Oval Office on Christmas morning in Washington, U.S., December 25, 2018. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall is met.

Speaking after a video conference with U.S. troops posted abroad, Trump also reiterated his contention that the Federal Reserve was raising U.S. interest rates too fast.

Reporting by Makini Brice; writing by Humeyra Pamuk, editing by G Crosse

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