Government shutdown: Trump digs in as hundreds of thousands miss paychecks – live

2.55pm GMT

So what’s Trump up to this morning?

So far, he’s continuing the lie that Mexico is paying for the border wall. According to the non-partisan factcheck.org (and numerous other fact checkers) this is false. But here we go:

I often said during rallies, with little variation, that “Mexico will pay for the Wall.” We have just signed a great new Trade Deal with Mexico. It is Billions of Dollars a year better than the very bad NAFTA deal which it replaces. The difference pays for Wall many times over!

2.22pm GMT

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Government shutdown: Trump digs in as hundreds of thousands miss paychecks – live