>> We're totally prepared for a very long shutdown.>> With a partial government shutdown looming at midnight, President Donald Trump, on Friday, doubled down threatening a very long shutdown if he doesn't get the money to fund his signature border wall.>> It looks like we're heading toward a government shutdown, we're not sure how long this will last.
Both sides are dug in pretty well. The Democrats say there's no way they're gonna approve funding for the border wall. The president says he's got to have border wall funding for this legislation to advance to keep the government open. So right now, things are at an impasse.>> This after Trump met Friday morning with Senate Republicans at the White House.
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell afterwards scheduling a series of votes on a bill that would keep the government funded through early February and give Trump $5.7 billion for the wall. The House of Representatives passing a similar bill on Thursday.>> I support the additional border security and disaster aid that the House added to the bill, and I'm proud to vote for.
>> Democrats fiercely oppose building the border wall, and have vowed to block it in the Senate. US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.>> But there is only one way we will have a Trump shutdown, if President Trump clings to his position. For an unnecessary, ineffective, taxpayer funded border wall that he promised Mexico would pay for.
>> We disagree.>> I am proud to shut down the government.>> And after saying he would take the blame for the shutdown, Trump now putting the blame on the Democrats.>> It's up to the Democrats, so it's really the Democrat shutdown, because we've done our thing.>> Whenever you have a government shutdown, you play the blame game.
And whoever's side gets blamed is the one who usually gives in first. So we got a little bit ways to go here.>> A shutdown would furlough hundreds of thousands of federal workers days before Christmas. Capitol Hill sources said it's unlikely the political impasse would be resolved before the weekend, making a shutdown appear all but certain.