FIRST AIRED: December 28, 2018

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program
0:00
0:00
More Info

COMING UP:Share Opener Variant 1

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>> The US government enters the seventh day of a partial shutdown Friday, and a Reuters Ipsos poll finds more Americans blame the president for the situation. Trump earlier this month said he would take responsibility for a shutdown.>> I am proud to shut down the government. I will be the one to shut it down, I'm not gonna blame you for it.
00:00:17
>> But he has since tried to pin blame on democrats. The Reuters poll out Thursday shows 47% of adults hold Donald Trump responsible while 33% blame democrats in congress.>> President is doing everything that he can to shut the government down.>> Congress failed to pass the government funding bill after democrats refused President Donald Trump's demand that American tax payers pawny up $5 billion for a wall along the border with Mexico.
00:00:41
Just 35% of those surveyed in the opinion poll said they backed including money for the wall in a congressional bill. Only 25% said they supported Trump shutting down the government over the issue. But there won't likely be any resolution before the New Year. Both chambers of Congress convened for just a few minutes late on Thursday, Reuters political correspondent Ginger Gibson.
00:01:01
>> One key thing about government shutdowns is when the officials in government start to feel the pressure. President Trump, Congress hasn't felt much pressure because government would have been on vocation much of the shutdown at this point anyway. It's when they expect the wheels of government to start turning and they don't that we might see people start to budge.
00:01:23
>> For 800,000 affected government workers, the pressure is already starting to build as they're forced to make ends meet without a paycheck.>> I think we'll get one more paycheck because we just put in our pave but after that you don't know what the future stands.>> Not only do I not get backpay nor do I have any certainty about when I might be able to start back up again and start making that money, I also am kind of stuck in a holding pattern in terms of being able to do something in the meantime.
00:01:56
>> The US Office of Personnel Management on Thursday tweeted out sample letters that furloughed workers could send creditors if they are behind on rent. OPM suggests that workers offer to do painting or carpentry to make up the difference. A burger shop in Washington on Thursday offered free meals to furloughed workers.
00:02:13
Congress is adjourned until next week.