Sunday, January 13, 2019, marked the 23rd day of the government shutdown in the U.S. with no end in sight. This has turned into the longest shutdown in the U.S. history after 21 days of shutdown when Bill Clinton was a president in 1995.
Still demanding for his $5.7 billion wall funding, Trump claimed Democrats to take responsibility for the shutdown, while an increasing number of US citizens and workers started to criticize Trump after they missed their first paycheck last Friday.
Later, Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and someone who is close to Trump, has urged the president to temporarily reopen the government. Nevertheless, Trump insisted that he would not declare a national emergency as a way to get money to build his wall, a plan not popular with some fellow Republicans.