New GoFundMe raises thousands for "ladders to get over Trump's wall"

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New GoFundMe raises thousands for "ladders to get over Trump's wall"

On the first day of the U.S. government shutdown, President Donald Trump said he was continuing to negotiate with Democrats to end the impasse over the federal budget, but warned that "it could be a long stay" as he repeated his call for improved border security.

"The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve - after he just fired the secretary of defense", they said.

Most critical USA security functions remain operational, but 8,00,000 federal workers are affected, with many furloughed before Christmas.

"Everyone knew yesterday, long before the House vote, that the president's wall lacked 60 votes in the Senate".

About three-quarters of the government, including the military, is fully funded through September 2019 but the partial shutdown forced several other major agencies to cease operations from Saturday.

Due to the shutdown - which saw several key United States agencies cease operations at 12:01 am (0501 GMT) Saturday - Trump will remain in Washington over Christmas instead of going to Florida, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

'I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security, ' he wrote.

Mulvaney would only say the offer was between Trump's $5.7 billion request and the $1.3 billion Democrats have offered.

He predicted the shutdown could go into January, when Democrats assume control of the House based on their midterm election gains.

He canceled his Florida holiday vacation.

Trump promised during the campaign to build a border wall.

ASSOCIATED PRESS               Border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico US border seen from Tijuana Mexico
ASSOCIATED PRESS Border wall prototypes stand in San Diego near the Mexico US border seen from Tijuana Mexico

"It really is in the president's hands to decide".

That is five times more expensive than fencing averaged during the Bush and Obama years - though the Department of Homeland Security says it's impossible to compare because each project is in a different location, with different requirements.

"Oh I think it's ridiculous".

Domestic issues are just part of the far from merry Christmas picture, with Trump also juggling a trade war with China and fallout from his abrupt decision to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria.

The outlines of any resolution to the dispute were hard to discern.

Even if House Democrats pass a bill in January with no wall funding, and the Senate goes along, there's no indication Trump would sign it or that Republicans would override the president to reopen the government - which requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber. "That´s a negotiation that seems like it´s going in the wrong direction".

"The Democrats easily would support more border funding, border security".

Senator David Perdue, a Republican from Georgia on the Senate Banking Committee, said on Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures that he thought a deal this week was possible.

"This is something that is unnecessary". It's a spectacle. And, candidly, it's juvenile.

"This is a made-up fight so that the president can look like he´s fighting". But after the outcry from conservatives, including talk show host Rush Limbaugh and commentator Ann Coulter, the House, at Trump's insistence, amended it a day later to include $5 billion for the wall.

But Mulvaney also discussed pay for federal employees.

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