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Then, members of the Democrat-run House and the Republican-led Senate will have to get to work on figuring out how to fund the remaining portions of the federal government that weren't covered by those bills.

"So we fully expect that until she is elected speaker and has locked that vote up, we don't expect to hear from the Democrats again", Mulvaney continued.

Trump wants everyone to forget that before the government shutdown, Congress looked to pass a stopgap bill that would've kept the government up and running and given him a portion of the funding for his dumb-ass wall that no one wants.

Mulvaney told Fox News that Democrats conveyed to the White House on Thursday night that "they were not countering our last offer". This all comes down to Mrs. Pelosi's speakership.

Continuing the see-saw performance, Wall Street opened sharply lower Thursday but ended solidly higher on bargain hunting. So what happens when Democrats take over the House on Jan 3 and when Rep. Nancy Pelosi takes the speaker's gavel as expected?

In his Friday tweet storm, Trump also gave Democrats an ultimatum about the wall; declared the U.S.is cutting off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; and made baseless claims about a new "caravan forming in Honduras".

Trump's critics say that he is trampling over legally protected asylum rights and argue that resources should be channelled into higher-tech alternatives to a wall. Trump is sticking with his demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico, and Democrats, who take control of the House on January 3, are refusing to give him what he wants.

The president tweeted the contention that the ongoing shutdown "isn't about the Wall", adding: "This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win".

The actor is not against intensifying border security, he simply believes there are better ways to use funding for it.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders accused Democrats of "openly choosing to keep our government closed to protect illegal immigrants rather than the American people".

"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with", he tweeted Friday morning.

Trump also said the USA would cut off all aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for "taking advantage of (the) US for years!"

A funding bill with the $5 billion Trump wants for the border wall has already passed through the House. During the brief session in the House, Republicans shot down a Democratic attempt to vote on legislation to reopen the government.