"Who here wants to weigh in on how we can start persuading those people that maybe didn't vote for him that this is the right fight?" Brian Kilmeade asked.
"As these numbers indicate, construction of hundreds of more miles of border wall would not address the challenge of irregular migration into our country. Far from it," said the Center for Migration Studies's executive director.
The remaining $13 million in contributions from donors who do not take action will apparently be refunded.
"The American people deserve to know: Democrats refuse to negotiate on building the wall," Vice President Mike Pence said.
Ann Coulter, a conservative author and commentator and a staunch supporter of the president, said getting his border wall funded has become an issue of "self-preservation" for him.
President Trump said chain migration and the visa lottery are "sick, demented laws that have to be changed."
Rasmussen Reports consistently gives Trump higher approval ratings than other polls.
Donald Trump Jr. lashed out against cable news networks for not booking "Angel moms" and other family members of Americans killed by undocumented immigrants who are now demanding support for Trump's border wall.
"I would hate to see it," Republican Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin said. "I would prefer not, primarily because, if we do that, it's going to go to court."
As of Friday, at least eight Republican senators, ranging from moderate swing voters to loyal allies, have at least cautioned the president against declaring a national emergency.
But a path to citizenship for foreigners in the U.S. on temporary, speciality work visas would almost certainly require Congressional approval.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Thursday that he supported the idea of President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to fund and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Russia's space agency chief and former deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, called U.S. actions "an outrage" and a display of "complete international lawlessness."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned President Donald Trump's motives for allowing the partial shutdown of the federal government to continue and called the standoff a "distraction."
"It would just be a disaster in the big picture and just show us being inept and unable to govern around the world, and it would just set a terrible precedent," host Brian Kilmeade said on "Fox & Friends."
"When, during the campaign, I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this, and I never meant they're going to write out a check," the president told reporters.
"Cryin' Chuck told his favorite lie when he used his standard sound bite that I 'slammed the table and walked out of the room,'" the president said on Twitter.
It may have only been a metaphor but it was somehow prescient.
Nancy Pelosi's comments came immediately after a meeting at the Oval Office where Trump abruptly left over a disagreement on funding for the border wall.
"I can stand up and say they are right because it's the right thing to do for this country," Mark Morgan said.
Of all the networks, CBS pulled in the largest audience, with more than 8 million viewers tuning in for the address and rebuttal.
Undocumented migrants pay more than $20 billion in taxes annually, according to the IRS.
Federal employee union leaders and Democratic leaders slammed the president's speech and accused him of holding the government hostage.
As Twitter lit up with responses to President Donald Trump's televised address, conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. and Megyn Kelly criticized a joke by the "Late Night With Seth Meyers" account.
"Sarah, there were some discrepancies with some numbers," 'Fox & Friends' co-host Ainsley Earhardt said.