President Donald Trump says Democrats should come back White House to work for ending the Shutdown, avoid the “horrible humanitarian crisis.”

Trump tweets on Saturday: “Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the horrible humanitarian crisis at our Southern Border. I am in the White House waiting for you!”

The president puts forward the fact of the “horrible humanitarian crisis”.

He writes on Tweet: “23% of Federal inmates are illegal immigrants. Border arrests are up 240%. In the Great State of Texas, between 2011 & 2018, there were a total of 292,000 crimes by illegal aliens, 539 murders, 32,000 assaults, 3,426 sexual assaults and 3000 weapons charges. Democrats come back!”

Trump asserts the Shutdown can be solved in 15 minutes and calls for action from voters.

He says: “Democrats could solve the Shutdown in 15 minutes! Call your Dem Senator or Congresswoman/man. Tell them to get it done! Humanitarian Crisis.”

Trump, on Friday, said he was not looking to declare an emergency to build a wall “right now,” contending that “this is something Congress can do.”

I’d rather not do it because this is something that Congress should easily do, and I don’t want to give them an easy way out,” he said. “I want the Democrats to come back to Washington and vote.”

Trump had said on Thursday, during a visit to the border town of McAllen, Texas, that “a compromise is a win for everybody”

“We’re either going to have a win, make a compromise, because I think a compromise is a win for everybody, or I will declare a national emergency,” he said.


Democrats have refused to vote on a budget that would include the president’s request for more than $5 billion to begin construction of a permanent barrier along the Mexican border. Trump has refused to sign any government budget unless it has the funds.

The partial government shutdown has now gone on for 22 days, making it the longest such closure in U.S. history.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who met with the president on Friday, took to Twitter afterward to urge: “Mr. President, Declare a national emergency NOW. Build a wall NOW.”