President Donald Trump is convening a border security briefing Wednesday for Democratic and Republican congressional leaders as a partial government shutdown over his demand for border wall funding entered its 12th day.
The president “wants an agreement that reopens the government AND keeps Americans safe,” the White House said on Twitter. But so far, the administration has rejected a proposal from Democrats to re-open government without money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Let’s make a deal?” Trump asked in a Tuesday tweet.
The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22. Funding for the wall has been the sticking point in passing funding bills for several government departments.