Democrats Would Not Even Finish White House Situation Room Briefing on Border

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House Democratic leader and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media after meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday.

"Could be a long time or could be quickly", Trump said during lengthy comments at a Cabinet meeting at the White House, his first public appearance of the new year. And we try to say, 'You're black, you're brown, you're gay, you're straight, you're a woman, you're a man.' The reality of it is there's no juice in that kind of campaign. We want to solve that issue.

Pelosi told reporters after the briefing that she would continue her stated plan to have House Democrats pass legislation to re-open the government without any of the White House's demands. "And I think at the end of the day, the president, listening to him, he wants to solve this as well", he said.

Donald Trump has warned the government shutdown in the United States could last "a long time" as he refuses to back down from his bid for border wall money.

The Democrats plan to vote on a bipartisan package of six Senate spending bills and a stopgap measure to re-open the Department of Homeland Security at its current funding levels until February 8, the aide said.

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President Trump held a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House to see if some agreement could be reached to reopen the portion of the government that is now shut down.

Trump says a complete wall is needed.

Trump has demanded at least $5 billion in funding directed at creating the first stages of a new wall between the US and Mexico that he repeatedly promised to voters during his campaign and over the first two years of his presidency, and which he said before his election that he would force Mexico to pay for. "Democrats intend to do that today", Justin Goodman, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said. Nor can they pin the blame on Pelosi for not retaking up the alternative House bill that included Trump's wall funding, because that bill was rejected by the Senate.

Mr Trump contended the Democrats see the shutdown fight as "an election point" as he celebrated his own first two years in office.

Trump remains committed to "an agreement that both reopens the government and keeps Americans safe", she said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the standoff could go on for weeks. The meeting is taking place one day before Democrats retake control of the House at noon on Thursday, heralding a massive power shift in Washington after two years of unified Republican control.

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Trump talked in December about border security with Schumer and Pelosi.

Even if only symbolic, the passage of the bills in the House would put fresh pressure on the President.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is among those institutions closed due to the partial government shutdown. 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. That measure would provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to September 30. The lawmakers were frustrated that Trump had dismissed their earlier legislation.

At least one Republican, South Carolina Sen.

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump told voters that drugs, criminals, and terrorists were flooding into the USA across the Mexico border.

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But on Tuesday, Trump was openly asking if Democrats were willing to negotiate.