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People are speaking out, following separate speeches by President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer.

President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address last night in which he outlined the problems the nation now faces because of the lack of a proper barrier along our southern border.

"The president was very strong today".

Just like Trump's address, the Democrat's counter-speech was also met with reactions on Twitter, although this time, people drew up hilarious memes and jokes on the way Pelosi and Schumer delivered their statements. Mr. Trump tweeted after leaving the meeting. They "don't like concrete, so we'll give them steel", he said. "I knew that before I even went", he claimed.

Schumer says, "American democracy doesn't work that way. There was no discussion about anything but solidarity", Trump contended.

As many as half a dozen GOP senators have said the government should reopen while border security negotiations with Democrats continue. He will be meeting with them and Republican leaders in the White House Situation Room at 3 p.m.

Speaking to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time, Trump argued Tuesday night that the wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian "crisis", blaming illegal immigration for what he said was a scourge of drugs and violence in the USA and asking: "How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?" Dick Durbin speak to the media after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump about ending the partial government shutdown, on January 4, 2019 in Washington, DC. The White House has repeatedly called on Congress to do its job to solve the ongoing crisis. "There will be no deal without the priorities the president has put on the table". "They voted for it in 2006", Trump's now-acting White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney said in an April 2017 Fox News interview.

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence was asked if White House officials are concerned about "cracks" among GOP senators.

"We are grateful to the more than 51,000 agents across the country who remain focused on the mission and are respectful to the traveling public", said TSA spokesman Michael Bilello.

She says: "The fact is: President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, must stop manufacturing a crisis, and must reopen the government".

Trump meets with Senate Republicans Wednesday on Capitol Hill just hours after he argued on national television that a border wall was needed to resolve a security and humanitarian "crisis".

But Murkowski told reporters that six shuttered federal departments other than the Department of Homeland Security "don't have anything to do with border security".