Capitol Hill remained calm during the Christmas break and although it is expected that both Congress chambers will strike on Thursday, no votes are scheduled and there are no signs that the legislature will return to Washington this week.
Wednesday asked He long believed that the partial closure will last, the president stuck to his position.
"Whatever it takes," said Trump. "I mean, we'll have a wall, we'll have security, we need security for our country."
About a quarter of the government expired at midnight early Saturday after the legislature and the White House failed
Trump accused the Democrats of partially closing the federal government, although he said earlier this month that he would have closure and should be "proud" to do it over border security.
"Nancy decides," the president said Wednesday, referring to the minority leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, who will be the House's spokeswoman with the majority of Democrats next month. Trump hinted that the California Democrat is stalling wall funding to shore up support for their spokesman offer, saying, "If they do something, they probably will not get the votes."
Largely bargain-level negotiations took place this week after Vice President Mike Pence made a $ 2.5 billion bid to secure the border this weekend. This is half of the five billion dollars that Trump has demanded and taken into a home-handover account.
The Democrats have made it clear that Pence's offer was a non-starter and they seem to be sticking to their previous offer, which includes $ 1
In a statement on Christmas Eve, Pelosi and US Senate Chuck Schumer, of New York City, argued that the mixed-media negotiations had come from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue in disarray.
"Different people from the same White House are different things to say about what the President would accept or not accept to end his Trump closure, and make it impossible to know where they are right now, "said the democratic leaders. "The president wanted the shutdown, but he does not seem to know how to get himself out."
Her testimony came when Trump unleashed a series of Christmas-night tweets that blasted Democrats for failing to make a counter offer after Pence had made his bid for the weekend.
"At some point, the Democrats, who do not want to make a deal, will cost our country more money than the border wall we are all talking about," tweeted the president. "Insane!"
During a telephone conversation with US troops on Christmas Day, Trump made no predictions as to when government agencies would be reopened, saying only that "it will not be open until we have one Wall, a fence or whatever. " They would like to call it. "
The President was repeatedly asked on Wednesday during a visit to US forces in Iraq whether he would be willing to accept $ 2 billion for the border wall, dodging the question three times before finally saying," I will Do not talk about it now. "
House Democrats are expected to present a bill to reopen the government in the new session, but the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has made it clear that he will only bring legislation to the ground that has Trump's backing and could receive 60 votes in the Senate.
Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, a close associate of the President and Chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday Trump's decision to get $ 5 billion for border security was "very firm."
"I see no evidence to suggest that Meadows said he would even come close to $ 1.3 billion." I do not consider that a reasonable counter offer. "
Truff claims this week – without reasoning – that he has recently approved 115 miles of border closure and he's going to the new one The Wall would be in January, even though the White House did not give any indication of the barrier.
"Hopefully it will be built quickly," he said. "I'm going there at the end of January to begin construction. That's a long distance. "
Kevin Liptak, Phil Mattingly, Allie Malloy, and Manu Raju of CNN contributed to this report.