And according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted between January 8 and 11, 53 percent of Americans blame Trump and congressional Republicans for the shutdown, compared to 29 percent who blame congressional Democrats and 13 percent who blame both.
"We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border", Trump said.
"We're doing our best to make sure it doesn't impact our diplomacy", he said.
An emergency declaration by Trump could break the stalemate by letting him use existing, unspent money to build the U.S. -Mexico border wall, without needing congressional approval.
He denied this allegation and insisted that the White House couldn't be in chaos due to the fact that "there's nearly nobody in the W.H. but me, and I do have a plan on the Shutdown".
"[Schumer] and Pelosi were so bad the other night that the president ought to pay them to go on TV once a week", Gingrich, the former GOP House Speaker, told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y., pointing to the Democratic response to President Trump's Oval Office address on border wall funding.
"If today the national emergency is border security, tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change", Sen.
"The easy solution is for me to call a national emergency".
Opponents of the wall are evenly split on whether Democrats should be the ones to compromise, but only around a quarter of wall supporters believe that Republicans should abandon their efforts to curb illegal immigration in order to re-open the Federal government.
Republican senator Lindsey Graham, chairperson of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he urged the president on Sunday to reopen the government for a limited period to try to get talks going again.
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.
He tweeted: "I do have a plan on the Shutdown".
Opponents say such a unilateral presidential move would be constitutional overreach and set a unsafe precedent.
President Trump said his southern border wall is needed to stop criminals from coming into the country who've committed "sexual crimes against children".
Donald Trump only recently backed away from talk of an emergency declaration. "There should be timely negotiations on border security after the government is open". Some 10,000 air traffic controllers in the USA have been working without pay since December 22.
It appears as though most Americans know which side of the political spectrum doesn't mind shutting down the government.
"I think it's the most insulting article I've ever had written, and if you read the article you'll see that they found absolutely nothing".
But the lawmakers reportedly bought their own tickets to the show.
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria tore through the USA territory in the Caribbean, killing some 3,000 people, causing catastrophic material damage and crippling the island's power grid. They have also brought donated medical supplies.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, travelling Saturday in Abu Dhabi, claimed that morale is good among US diplomats even as many work without pay.
He urged Trump to "put an end to the shutdown and put everything on the table". Some 800,000 federal workers have been affected by the ongoing partial shutdown, missing their paycheck on Friday.
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