"The time has come for the Democrats to come to the table, and we have to start negotiating", Pence said. Democrats are refusing to pay for it, noting that he repeatedly promised that Mexico would foot the bill for it.
Trump asserted that he could relate to the plight of the federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.
"Nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists were apprehended attempting to come into the United States through various means in the previous year", Pence said on ABC's "Good Morning America". Democrats said Trump will face legal challenges if doing so.
Jackson asked why the administration was so focused on the southern border, when six times more people tried to enter the USA from Canada, and Pence suggested there was a greater security threat from potential terrorists entering through Mexico. But he says Trump isn't budging on his demand for billions for his border wall.
But a Democratic official said no progress was made over the weekend, in large part because the White House has not been forthcoming about how the money would be used or why the request is for so much more than the administration sought only a few months ago.
Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, had previously called on networks to give Democrats equal airtime to respond to the president.
The top two Democrats in Congress went on to say, "The facts are clear: President Trump has the power to stop hurting the country by re-opening the government and ending the Trump Shutdown".
Also appearing on ABC News" "Good Morning America", the vice president said Americans deserve to know that the situation "has become, as The Washington Post' said, is a "bona fide emergency'". "The Democrats don't like concrete, so we'll give them steel", he said.
Trump has had little past interaction with his fellow members of the world's most exclusive club. "So it's the American consumer who's paying for the wall, if you want to look at it that way".
"We don't think that's the American way", Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday.
ASSOCIATED PRESS The Thurmond Train Depot in Fayette County, West Virginia, remained shut down for National Park Service tours on Wednesday due to the government shutdown.
Numerous emergencies were declared by presidents as far back as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Also, sorry, no one will ever sympathize with the media scared or anxious that Trump, or anyone for that matter, would say mean, mean things about them.