Donald Trump overtakes Clinton for longest government shutdown

Donald Trump overtakes Clinton for longest government shutdown

The partial us government shutdown entered a record 22nd day on Saturday, as President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his demand for $5.7 billion to build a Mexico border wall and Democrats in Congress determined to refuse the funds.

The president's anger was provoked by what he described as "a fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post", who claimed that the White House was "chaotic" and lacked any plan for the shutdown.

The White House has contended that Democrats are refusing to negotiate, while Democrats accuse Trump of forcing government workers to go unpaid as leverage to get $5.7 billion for a wall that voters don't want.

"Now the easy solution is for me to call a national emergency", Trump said Friday.

Using the trappings of the White House to make a point is a standard procedure.

Trump sees the declaration of an emergency as a last resort and still hopes to make a deal with Democrats to reopen the federal government, Graham said, adding that he spoke to Trump earlier in the day.

"As an equal branch of government we have the authority to override the President's veto, if that's what he chooses to do", Manchin said.

A later tweet said damage from "Drugs, Crime and so much that is bad" were worse for the USA than the government shutdown.

However, the Democratic leader of the US House of Representatives said the ball was in Mr Trump's court. Democrats have offered $1.3 billion in new border security funding, but none specifically for a wall.

As a result, 800,000 federal employees - including FBI agents, air traffic controllers and museum staff - received no paychecks on Friday.

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The move is meant to call out Republican tactics to move forward on Trump's border wall between the United States and Mexico. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., are the only Democrats in either chamber of Congress to voice support for the BDS movement.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that more Americans blame Trump and Republicans in Congress for the shutdown than congressional Democrats.

He has also threatened to invoke a national emergency in order to deploy the military to build the wall, essentially circumventing Congress.

Trump has tried on a number of occasions to blame Democrats for the government shutdown, such as when he tweeted in December that "Senator Mitch McConnell should fight for the Wall and Border Security as hard as he fought for anything".

Congressional Democrats are engaged in a more than three-week battle with Senate Republicans and the White House over funding for a wall along the southern border.

"If the president was a private citizen, if he was back at the Trump Corporation, he'd be looking at what's going on in Washington and scratching his head".

Fight for the Future swiftly circulated a petition following Pelosi's speech, calling on Democrats including Senate Majority Leader Schuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) not to replace Trump's proposed wall-which critics say would further endanger migrant families coming to the USA -with a surveillance system that would threaten their right to be protected from unlawful search and seizure. "But I'm not going to do it so fast because this is something Congress should do". Pirro pressed Trump on why he had yet to declare a national emergency.

Increasingly, many around Trump think that the only way out of the shutdown impasse is for the president to declare a national emergency to try and pay for the wall by diverting federal funds from other programs.

But the measures are unlikely to be approved by the Senate, which is controlled by Mr Trump's Republicans. The White House also was eyeing military construction funds, another politically hard choice because the money would be diverted from a backlog of hundreds of projects at bases around the nation. Sixty-six percent of respondents, however, oppose Trump using emergency powers to get a border wall built-something he has floated during the shutdown.

Gingrich lamented the polarization that far trumps that of when he was House Speaker during former President Bill Clinton's administration.

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