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President Trump says shutdown has 'higher purpose' than paychecks

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It is day 17 of the government shutdown and the effects are being felt across the nation, but if you ask President Trump, he thinks the shutdown has a “higher purpose” than next week’s pay for thousands of American workers. Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle are joined by NBC’s Geoff Bennett and Garrett Haake to discuss the little progress made to end the shutdown.