The closure broke a decades-old record set by a 1995-1996 shutdown under former President Bill Clinton that lasted 21 days.
Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency “right now” to end a standoff over border security that has idled about a quarter of the US government. He spoke after lawmakers had adjourned for the weekend, precluding any possible action until next week.
In a tweet on Saturday, Trump took aim again at the Democrats. “Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the horrible humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border. I am in the White House waiting for you!” he tweeted. He also urged his 57.2 million twitter followers to contact Democratic lawmakers and “Tell them to get it done!”
Democrats in Congress, who call a wall an ineffective, outdated answer to a complex problem, have passed several bills to reopen the government…
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