A hashtag linking a potential government shutdown to President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE became the top trending topic on Twitter on Friday night.

\#TrumpShutdown, a hashtag used by Democrats ahead of Friday night’s deadline for Congress to pass a government spending bill, shot to the top of Twitter’s “Worldwide” trending topics.

The popularity of the hashtag may point to the difficulties Republicans and Trump will have in the fight over who is to blame for the shutdown.

Republicans argue it is Senate Democrats who are to blame because they blocked a House GOP bill that would have kept the government open for another months.

Democrats say the GOP and Trump are to blame, pointing to their control of the White House and Congress. 

Several top Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump threatens to veto omnibus over lack of wall funding, DACA fix Congress votes to expand deficit — and many in GOP are unhappy MORE (D-Calif.) used the hashtag to tweet about the funding fight.


Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers began employing the hashtag #SchumerShutdown during the shutdown debate starting Thursday night, blaming a potential shutdown on Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerFox News host Watters says spending bill was 'huge defeat' for Trump Amtrak to rename Rochester station after Louise Slaughter Conscience protections for health-care providers should be standard MORE (D-N.Y.). 

The Senate rejected a House-passed funding bill late Friday night, and negotiations are ongoing to avoid a government shutdown at midnight.