Democrats say Trump could ‘reopen the government today’

President Trumps says if he doesn't get a border wall he will declare a national emergency to build a border wall

The pro-Trump website CNS News wrote that the $5billion then president demands - which in fact is closer to $5.7bn - is a fraction of the $4.5trillion federal government budget for 2019.

"I really believe the Democrats and the Republicans are working together".

As he and Pence approached the Capitol steps, he told reporters he has "tremendous Republican support, and I think we're going to win".

After the four major networks made a decision to give President Trump the opportunity to address the nation during prime time at 9 p.m.

There is a crisis on the border and throughout the U.S. immigration system: it is being manufactured by the Trump administration and it won't be resolved by a wall.

Just like Trump's address, the Democrat's counter-speech was also met with reactions on Twitter, although this time, people drew up hilarious memes and jokes on the way Pelosi and Schumer delivered their statements. Meanwhile, almost 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed.

Following Trump's address, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer of NY and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California gave an opposition response.

Dick Durbin speak to the media after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump about ending the partial government shutdown, on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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She noted that the House passed legislation to reopen government on the first day of the new Congress.

Over the weekend, the federal agency tasked with guaranteeing USA airport security acknowledged an increase in the number of its employees missing work or calling in sick.

Wherever you land on the political spectrum, there's no denying that Schumer and Pelosi's stern rebuttal to Trump channeled the feeling of two parents standing side by side and chastising their troublemaking teen-a comparison that was made many times over in the flood of memes the Democratic response sparked online. Last night was a big victory for the Republicans. "The reality is that the president could end the Trump shutdown and reopen government today, and he should". "The fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety, and well-being of the American people, and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans", Pelosi said.

"You wanna negotiate on the wall?"

The debate over funding for the barrier has been at the center of a partial federal government shutdown.

"The president needs to come to his senses and end this shutdown now", Schumer said. "I think it is a waste of money". It was same old, same old. "We don't govern by temper tantrum".

Negotiations on wall funding could proceed in the meantime, they said. But past meetings have resulted in both sides digging in, with Trump insisting on almost $6 billion for a border wall and Democrats saying they won't entertain the discussion until Congress passes and Trump signs a package re-opening shuttered federal agencies.

"When asked by ABC News" Cecilia Vega why the president hasn't already declared a national emergency, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said it is "certainly still on the table".

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