Trump insists Mexico wall will be built despite deal to end shutdown

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Ford O'Connell, a Republican strategist who is in regular contact with the White House, said Trump will be able to push for wall funding over the next three weeks without the distraction of a shutdown and that his supporters should wait to judge his efforts.

The influential conservative news website Drudge Report in a banner headline made a point of saying the deal contained "No Wall Funds".

Even after Trump re-opened the government to negotiate on border security, Democrats reiterated their staunch opposition to a barrier at the southern border.

Schumer said Democrats oppose the wall money but agree on other ways to secure the border "and that bodes well for coming to an eventual agreement".

Conservative provocateur Ann Coulter wrote on Twitter: "Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States".

"The American people do not like it when you throw a wrench into the lives of government workers over an unrelated political dispute", Schumer said.

The shutdown battle left scars on Trump.

Republican congressional leaders were also optimistic about the border security funding talks bearing fruit. "The president is sticking by his commitment to keep our communities safe and has assured me that nothing will deter him from accomplishing that goal".

The breakthrough came as LaGuardia Airport in NY and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey both experienced at least 90-minute delays in takeoffs Friday due to the shutdown.

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The standoff became so severe that, as the Senate opened with prayer, Chaplain Barry Black called on high powers in the "hour of national turmoil" to help senators do "what is right".

On Thursday, six Republicans voted to support the Democratic plan to reopen the government through February 8, sending an unmistakable signal to the White House that lawmakers of both parties were eager to strike a deal to end the stalemate.

Meanwhile, thousands of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees failed to show up after they were ordered to return to work unpaid, the Washington Post reported. And as for that continuing border wall fight?

Utahns' views differ from those of most Americans, as reflected in national polls showing a clear majority point the finger at Trump - who last month had proudly declared the shutdown would be his to own, and whose support has been dropping. His administration looked out of touch with ordinary Americans when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wondered aloud in a CNBC interview why federal workers who missed two paychecks didn't just get loans. He suggested that he could shut down the government again if he doesn't get border wall funding in three weeks and potentially declare a national emergency. A plurality of men blame congressional Democrats for the shutdown, while more women blame the president than Democrats.

"Times are grim", said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.

Still, the president enjoys a following in Utah that he's not seeing across the rest of the country.

The Senate first rejected a Republican plan reopening the government through September and giving Trump the $5.7 billion he's demanded for building segments of that wall, a project that he'd long promised Mexico would finance.

"As this goes ahead, there will be a window for some negotiation, but there is not the appetite - either in Congress or among the American people-for the type of wall that the President and the Trump base desire", Mahaffee said.

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