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14 January 2019, 05:44 | Darnell Patrick
Image The shutdown continues- without any end in sight
"If we can't (get a deal) at the end of three weeks, all bets are off", Graham told "Fox News Sunday".
Democrats have refused to give the president funds for his wall, sparking a partial government shutdown which has reached the longest in USA history.
Around a quarter of the federal government remains out of operation, with 800,000 employees unpaid for more than three weeks. According to the Post, during the 2013 shutdown, polling showed the exact number of people blamed Republicans then as now-with 53 percent faulting congressional Republicans and 29 percent holding then-President Barack Obama responsible for the government being closed.
Trump has tried various angles to pressure Democratic negotiators, but they have not visibly budged from an offer to support some border security spending - the figure of $1.3 billion has been floated - but not the $5.7 billion he wants for a wall. "That's why I'm depressed".
Sen. Chris Coons, a Delaware Democrat, gestures while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 28, 2018.
President Donald Trump might not be able to make a deal with dug-in Democrats, but he has a winning formula for 2020, regardless, against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., according to Newt Gingrich.
"The damage done to our Country from a badly broken Border - Drugs, Crime and so much that is bad - is far greater than a Shutdown, which the Dems can easily fix as soon as they come back to Washington!".
"It is actually a national security crisis because of the people that are coming across", he said. Nine of 15 cabinet-level departments have been closed since December 22, after Trump refused to sign a stopgap spending bill that didn't satisfy his demand for at least $5 billion to fund a wall along the southwest border.
Their first monthly salary payment was missed on Friday as a result of the shutdown, triggered by President Donald Trump's plans to use federal government funds for a wall on the United States's southern border with Mexico.
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Of those 42 per cent who support the wall, 24 per cent say Trump should continue to demand the level of funding he has asked for, and 16 per cent say he should strike a deal with the Democrats.
Trump campaigned against illegal immigration in 2016 and said a wall is necessary to keep illegal immigrants from entering the country.
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On Sunday evening, Houston Bush airport stopped security screening at one of its terminals, due to a shortage of staff, and directed passengers to other terminals for security checks.
Turning to Twitter on January 13 Trump again pushed for the wall and pointed to Democrats to join in on the talks.
The government shutdown is now the longest in American history, with no apparent end in sight.
Overall 56 percent of respondents opposed the idea of building a border wall, while only 39 percent were in favor the idea. "I don't want to give them an easy way out".
"I think [Schumer] is dealing with the objective reality that his party will not tolerate working with Trump", Gingrich told Catsimatidis.
"It's not about elitism, it's not about separatism, it's not about racism", Milstead said. "If you think of some of the things they say and do, it's just kind of fantastic".
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