Trump's budget chief says shutdown could last more than a week

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyOvernight Defense: Pentagon says Trump canceled parade before cost briefing | Erik Prince renews push for contractors to run Afghan war | More officials join outcry over security clearances On The Money: Trump 'not thrilled' at Fed chief's interest rate hikes | Trump says no concessions on Turkey tariffs | Why time is running out for NAFTA talks Mulvaney asking Trump officials to help company under pressure due to tariffs MORE on Sunday predicted that the government shutdown could last more than a week.

“I think Democrats want to see the president give the State of the Union under a shutdown,” he said on "Fox News Sunday."

Mulvaney said Democrats want to hurt President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatens ex-intel official's clearance, citing comments on CNN Protesters topple Confederate monument on UNC campus Man wanted for threatening to shoot Trump spotted in Maryland MORE by keeping the government closed.

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He also said, however, that negotiations are continuing on ending the shutdown and “there’s a chance it gets solved before Monday.”

Trump’s first State of the Union is scheduled for Jan. 30.