"We get that this is unfair to you, but this is so much bigger than any one person.... It's going to be for the future of our country," said Trump.
"Marist/NPR/PBS Poll shows President Trump's approval rating among Latinos going to 50%," Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Representatives of two major aviation unions warned that mass flight cancelations could soon occur if the shutdown drags on.
"There's no way to look at [MLK's] history and align it with this administration," Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, told CNN.
The government shutdown is now into its 30th day.
"You could open the government tomorrow," Chris Wallace repeated several times.
Coulter wasn't happy with Trump's offer to exchange extended DACA protections for his proposed border wall.
Not only is San Antonio 150 miles from the border, it doesn't have a wall.
Prior to Trump's announcement, which was leaked and reported by numerous outlets, Democrats had already rejected it as a "non-starter."
On the 28th day of the partial government shutdown, Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd described the hype around illegal border crossings as a "myth" and slammed the president's proposed border wall, calling it a "third-century solution to a 21st-century problem."
"If you liked the president's border wall, wait until you see his space wall," arms control expert Joseph Cirincione said.
"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.