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

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyProtect the Military Lending Act On The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Warren suggests Mulvaney broke law by speaking to GOP donors 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 TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN amid “false and defamatory accusations” Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her 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.