By Dan GainorCNN”It’s kind of funny because people are thinking about a shutdown of the Federal government in the next few days.
But I think this will be more like a full-blown shutdown.
And I think it’s going to have a lot of ramifications for people in this country.”
President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law on Thursday and is expected to sign an extension to the bill.
“So I think the shutdown of government, which is what we’re going to see, is not going to be a huge problem for the people of this country,” he said.
Trump, who campaigned on repealing Obamacare and pledging to shut down the federal budget for a year, said he’d be signing the legislation into law if it didn’t get his signature.
“We’re going down to Washington D.C. and we’re just going to go down to the Capitol and we’ll have our legislative agenda and we will get it done,” he told supporters in his hometown of Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump’s signature could mark a major shift in the way he is viewed in Washington.
While the president has repeatedly claimed that the government is shut down because of Democrats’ filibuster, he has also been vocal about the shutdown’s impact on people’s lives and on the economy.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.