Trump starts day with call for Democrats to ‘get to work’ on border: ‘I’ve been waiting all weekend’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLanny Davis: Trump views Cohen as ‘greatest threat to his presidency’ House Oversight chairman accuses Trump of making ‘a lot of money’ off presidency Trump references ‘Wounded Knee’ in tweet mocking Warren 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 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 Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTrump’s disapproval rating higher since shutdown began: poll Dem senator: Border wall itself is not ‘immoral’ Trump, Pelosi needn’t be friends to find common ground MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerScalise: Trump wants Congress to solve shutdown problem Both sides must compromise to end the longest shutdown in our history Listening metaphorically: How Mexico will pay for the wall MORE (D-N.Y.).

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 one in history, passing the previous record of a 21-day shutdown that occurred during the Clinton administration.