With the shutdown lumbering through its second week, Trump made a number of false claims about the wall in the hours leading up to the meeting, and Democrats sought to preempt the White House gathering by saying they had no plans to be lectured with inaccurate information. "We know that we have a challenge along the border".
Roughly a quarter of the federal government and 800,000 federal employees are affected by a shutdown, which was caused by a lapse in funding for the agencies.
Stirewalt said that Trump needs to figure out what he and his administration are willing to give up to end the shutdown altogether.
"No, we are not giving up", Trump added.
"We are asking the president to open up the government", the California Democrat said.
Jeffries said that while Trump wants to "waste millions in taxpayer dollars on a medieval border wall", Democrats are drawing "a line in the stand" against the spending they say won't make the border any safer.
Today marks the last day of the Trump-Ryan-McConnell era of unified Republican government in Washington, which, despite the vast political power wielded by three men between whom there exists near-perfect ideological alignment, will still conclude in the midst of a two-week government shutdown of their own creation.
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.
Trump believes he has public opinion on his side and, at very least, his base of supporters behind him, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. His demand infuriated many Republicans who had been working to avoid a shutdown, but most have followed his lead and are insisting Democrats broker some sort of compromise.
"It's too important a subject to walk away from it", he said.
"We have given the Republicans the chance to take yes for an answer", Pelosi said.
Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the partial shutdown, Mr Trump warned it "could be a long time" before the impasse is resolved. 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. He tweeted: "Let's make a deal?"
The $5 billion Trump is seeking would cover only a portion of the money needed for a border wall, a project estimated to cost about $23 billion. -Mexican border that was a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign.
"This is national security we're talking about", he said at a cabinet meeting ahead of talks at the White House with top Democratic and Republican lawmakers. "It is a crucial part of any kind of border security", Crenshaw told Fox & Friends Wednesday.
Democrats have signaled a willingness to approve $1.3 billion in funds for border security in an extension of existing spending levels, a portion of which can be used to replace and fix existing sections of wall and fencing. That measure would provide money for the remainder of the fiscal year, until September 30. Democrats have remained committed to blocking any funding for the wall.
Senators are set to weigh from 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) a bill passed by the House that provides $5 billion in funding for the wall. The partial U.S. government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year.
The tropical depression, which has since been downgraded to a low pressure area, left the Philippines on this afternoon. Rescue teams were still searching for several missing in the affected areas, emergency officials said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gestures after casting her vote during the general election in Dhaka , Bangladesh, Dec. 30, 2018. The leadership of Bangladesh has alternated between Hasina and Zia, allies-turned-foes, over the last three decades.
Trump wrote that he would "much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful". Karpowitz said both Lee and Romney have room to criticize Trump given Utah has not fully embraced him.
An airbridge is the enclosed, movable passageway between the terminal and an aircraft, permitting passengers to board and deplane. While medics were helping the passenger outside the plane, the jet bridge experienced a failure, Southwest Airlines said.
A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $4 million was sold at an Erie County store for Tuesday's drawing. The Mega Millions ticket was one of two winning the third-tier prize in the December 28 drawing.
North Korea has broken promises made to the United States to halt is nuclear weapons program on at least six prior occasions. However, Trump says sanctions placed on the nation would remain in place until North Korea give up its nuclear arsenal.
That was also where they got their last major postseason victory, with wins over Texas A&M to cap the 1992 and 1993 seasons. The Crimson Tide will be going for their sixth national championship in Saban's 12 seasons.
Nancy Pelosi is set to reclaim the speaker's gavel on Thursday, when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. On Dec. 21, however, the president tweeted out a drawing of a barrier made of steel slats, calling it "totally effective".
And she remained committed to radio throughout her career, most notably being Roy Hudd's versatile sidekick on his News Huddlines. Often playing the female stooge to some of Britain's most famous entertainers, she called herself "a comic's tart".
Spurs back up to second after easy win in Cardiff
In this country all the people are going to watch the game, but I will be in a neutral position trying to enjoy the game. Spurs have won their last five Premier League games on New Year's Day to suggest a return to winning ways is likely.
Pace of Reform Will Not Slow, President Xi Says
A US delegation of trade officials is expected to travel to Beijing in early January for negotiations with the Chinese. But Trump's escalating trade wars and tariff threats soon took over as the main focus of investor concern.
Vehicle plows into New Year's revelers in Tokyo
A 21-year-old suspect, named as Kazuhiro Kusakabe, was arrested and being questioned, Tokyo Metropolitan Police said. The suspect fled from the scene and assaulted a passerby before he was captured 20 minutes later, NHK said.
Lady Gaga Unveils Anime Cyborg at Her Las Vegas Show
Pop star Lady Gaga began her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday with a supernatural, space themed set titled Enigma . Elements of the ENIGMA show were created via motion capture and CGI, capturing elements of Gaga's own movements.