“All they can do is talk about one phone call made to the president of Ukraine that was perfect,” he said. “It was perfect. It was a perfect phone call. And they’re hanging their hat on this one phone call and you know what? The Republican Party has never been so unified. That includes senators. That includes House. They’ve never been so unified.”

Pressed to confirm that no shutdown would occur, Trump declined to offer any assurances.

“Depends on what the negotiation [is],” he said. “I wouldn’t commit to anything.”