How partial shutdown of US government could play out

White House Targets Pelosi Even After Trump's 'Proud' Shutdown Vow

"Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border".

"The President's been here, by the way, all weekend, all Christmas", Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who will also assume the role of acting chief of staff at the end of the year, said in an interview Friday on "Fox & Friends".

He called Democratic members of Congress "obstructionists".

That statement came in response to a White House statement that said Trump and his aides "stayed in Washington over Christmas hoping to negotiate a deal" while "the Democrats made a decision to go home". He tweeted Thursday evening that Democrats may be able to block him now, "but we have the issue, Border Security".

Friday morning, Trump tweeted that the United States "will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall".

The shutdown is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on some public services.

Days later US authorities dramatically shuttered a border crossing in southern California after hundreds of migrants - part of the "caravan" Trump had roundly condemned - tried to breach a fence from the Mexican city of Tijuana.

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"If they can't do it before January 3, then we will do it", said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., incoming chairman of the Rules Committee. "We're going to behave like adults and do our job".

Democrats along with a number of Republicans have said that they cannot support the border wall in part because a wall is an ineffective and inefficient way to secure the border.

However passing any legislation will be hard without a compromise, since the Republican-controlled Senate and Mr Trump's signature will be needed to turn any bill into law.

"Here's what I think is happening".

Earlier Thursday, when the House gaveled in for a few minutes, Rep. Jim McGovern loudly asked for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate-passed legislation to avoid a partial shutdown, the same legislation Trump has refused to support. It was unclear how Trump's threat to close the border would affect his efforts to ratify an amended North American free trade pact. Experts have warned that cutting off aid money to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras could actually exacerbate the problem by worsening the poverty and violence that push many migrants to leave those countries. "We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries - taking advantage of USA for years!"

And it is Congress, not the president, which appropriates aid money.

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