President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE on Monday urged Democrats to "get to work now" on negotiations as a partial government shutdown enters its 24th day.
Trump, who made the comment on Twitter, wrote in a second tweet that Democrats could "end the Shutdown in 15 minutes" and claimed that they are to blame for the funding lapse, which was sparked by demands that legislation funding the government include more than $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.
"I’ve been waiting all weekend. Democrats must get to work now. Border must be secured!" he tweeted.
"Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!" Trump continued, referring to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Man who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems look to repackage BBB into salvageable bill MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerVoting rights failed in the Senate — where do we go from here? Forced deadline spurs drastic tactic in Congress Democrats call on Biden administration to ease entry to US for at-risk Afghans MORE (D-N.Y.).
I’ve been waiting all weekend. Democrats must get to work now. Border must be secured!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
There have been few signs that the shutdown is nearing an end, with Trump continuing to demand wall funding and Democrats vowing not to approve any for the project.
Over the weekend, the shutdown became the longest in history, passing the previous record of a 21-day shutdown that occurred during the Clinton administration.