This is also not true.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said there's no need to prolong the shutdown and he was disappointed the talks did not produce a resolution. The Smithsonian Institution closed its museums and the National Zoo on Wednesday.
"It's not often the president gets to hear people tell him when he's wrong". "He could not give a good answer".
"The President is using the government shutdown to try to force an expensive and ineffective wall upon the American people, but Democrats have offered two bills which separate the arguments over the wall from the government shutdown", incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday in a statement.
After a White House meeting on Sunday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Mr Trump was receptive to Ms Graham's idea of a deal that might provide work permits to Dreamers in exchange for money for physical border barriers. Trump arranged a briefing on the border at the White House situation room for lawmakers from both parties, the first face-to-face meeting between the president and Democratic leaders since the shutdown began. The White House has called the two-part package a "non-starter".
He said the leaders plan to return to the White House Friday to continue negotiations.
The gathering Wednesday afternoon should be different, at least publicly.
And in remarks to reporters during a cabinet meeting, Trump estimated that there are between 30 million and 35 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. He called the border a "sieve", rebutted Democratic complaints that a wall was immoral, provided an estimate of the USA illegal immigrant population far higher than the figures most experts cite and made disputed comments about progress toward building a wall.
"The Senate will not waste its time considering a Democratic bill which can not pass this chamber and which the president can not sign". If another administration came in and said of this administration, namely Mike and myself and the group around this table you'd be at war right now.
Earlier, in a Twitter post, Trump made two other false claims about the wall. Since becoming president, though, he has shifted this promise, saying the money must come from USA taxpayers.
House Democratic leaders have settled on a legislative strategy to reopen the government, with votes expected on proposals just hours after the party takes control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirms to CNN.
Despite the far-reaching impacts of the shutdown, much of the federal government has not been touched.
Perhaps for that reason she is still seen by some as a liability eight years later, with Republicans presenting her as the ultimate liberal bogeywoman. But with the 115th Congress coming to a close, Trump has squandered his last, best opportunity to secure anything in the eventual deal that will resemble the border security package he wants. Trash and human waste are piling up at national parks.
Some 800,000 federal workers are impacted, including around 350,000 who have been furloughed while the rest stay on the job wondering whether they will end up getting paid. In past shutdowns, Congress has approved retroactive pay once the impasse has been resolved. That's partly because most of the federal government is immune.
Trump is now insisting that Congress appropriate $5.7 billion for that project, while Democrats want a short-term spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security and full-year funding for the other affected agencies while funding for the wall is negotiated separately. The Senate passed that bill unanimously and then Trump refused to sign it, at which point the House declined to bring it up for a vote. But it's uncertain how Trump would respond, and McConnell's current stance is that he will not send the president any legislation he will not sign.