>> President Donald Trump hold up in the White House on Sunday, blamed Democrats for the partial government shutdown. And promoted his wall for the US Southern Border funding for which is at the heart of the shutdown.>> I am proud to shutdown the government.>> The President on Sunday tweeted, I'm in the White House waiting.
The Democrats are everywhere, but Washington as people await their pay, they are having fun and not even talking! But according to two polls out Sunday, a majority of Americans blame Trump for the shutdown. And a recent Reuters poll found that only 25% of Americans agree with Trump's decision to keep the government closed, until Congress approves the funding he demands for the wall.
Federal employees are preparing for another work week without pay, in what is now the longest shutdown of government agencies in US history. Roughly 800,000 federal workers including air traffic controllers and airport security officials, did not receive their paychecks that would have gone out on Friday. Some have resorted to selling their possessions or posting appeals online fundraising sites to help pay their bills.
Last week Trump stop short of declaring and national emergency to build his wall, but said he is still considering it.>> So what we're not looking to do right now is national emergency, but this is up to Congress and it should be up to Congress, and they should do it.
If they can't do it I will declare a national emergency.>> The Trump administration has been trying to prove that what's happening at the border is a bona fide crisis, and not just a political play for Trump to make good on a key promise to his supporters.>> We have a country that's being invaded by criminals and by drugs.
>> Meanwhile, apprehensions at the border are at a 20-year low and studies show immigrants commit fewer crimes than natural born citizens. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a Trump ally, said. He urged the President to temporarily reopen the government to try to get talks going again.
As Democrats have said that no further negotiations on border security will take place until the government is reopened.