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>> This is national security we're talking about->> US President Donald Trump on Wednesday showed few signs of compromize in a standoff with Democrats over bouder security as much of the federal government shutdown for For a twelfth day.>> I think the people of this country think I'm right.
>> In a cabinet meeting at the white house Trump reiterated his demand for border wall funding a condition fro reopening government.>> Southern border like as if. The 5 billion, 5.6 billion approved by the house is such as small amount. Compared to the level of the problem.>> The impasse sets the stage for the first major battle of the new Congress, between House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.
The Democrats, who take control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, are touting their own plan to reopen the government. Pelosi, who attended a border security briefing at the White House on Wednesday Says the plan includes $1.3 billion for border fencing and $300 million for other security items.
But, does not get Trump what he wants for the wall.>> We're asking the President to open. Government. We are giving him a Republican path to do that. Why would he not do that?>> The prospect of that package getting through the Republican led Senate remains uncertain. McConnell has said Senate Republicans will not approve any spending measure that Trump does not support.
This as the shutdown expanded on Wednesday to include major Washington attractions like the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo.>> I flew down here to se nothing. So it's kind of a bummer. I wasted money to come down here.>> Leaders are expected back at the White House on Friday to resume talks at ending the shut down.