"If America were a business and the CEO was facing a dozen criminal and ethics investigations, multiple members of his inner circle had gone to jail, he was making rash decisions that prompted his top advisers to quit in protest and the company had to temporarily shutdown over failed internal business negotiations, what would happen?"
Mulvaney's public remarks, made on Fox News, further show that the president is prepared to have a shutdown that lasts through the holidays.
"In the land of common sense, we're not in it right now. The shutdown is because the president wanted to shut down," Republican Representative Ryan Costello said.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) reminded voters that Trump said Mexico would pay for a border wall, and declared that Democrats will not allow U.S. taxpayers to fund Trump's wall.
"We're in a shutdown because the president threw a tantrum about his border wall," Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said.
"Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done! Our Country is counting on you!" President Trump tweeted on Friday morning.
The lead-up to the midterm elections saw an uptick in misleading statements from the president.
The fund-raising campaign, which has raised more than $60,000 so far, was created to counter a separate GoFundMe page aimed at helping the government build the border wall.
The House's spending bill will now have to be sent back to the Senate, where Republicans will need at least some Democratic support if they hope to overcome the chamber's 60-vote threshold.
"The wall is wholly absurd, and the folks supporting it are doing so for the worst reasons. We need to reject white supremacy in our country."
House Speaker Paul Ryan, other House Republicans and the White House continued to give mixed messages to reporters through Thursday morning about what President Donald Trump would sign or veto.
Florida Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage told Newsweek the campaign was in response to "inaction from politicians on both sides of the aisle."
Sanders repeatedly claimed the new USMCA trade deal would pay for the wall but it's not clear how that would be possible.
"This was a 10-minute briefing Sarah," one reporter can be heard yelling as Sarah Huckabee Sanders left the room.
"Republicans just have to have the guts to tell President Trump he's off on the deep end here," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, as a potential government shutdown looms.
"It's like I have been saying over and over again, a wall can prevent these types of heartbreaking stories, once people know they can't get in. They're not going to come."
"DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high."
Feminist author Carol Gilligan analyzes the political theater of President Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Vice President Mike Pence.
"Split that 5 billion between at-risk children who don't have lunches and vets who can't get proper medical and psychological treatment," the horror author said.
"Mexico and the U.S. have done—and can do—great things together, but the one thing Mexico will not be doing with the U.S. is building a wall along our common border," Arturo Sarukhan said.
"One way or the other, Mexico is going to be paying for the Wall," the president tweeted.
Three days after the delivery, the family was transferred to a detention center in San Diego.
"After 40 years of talk, it is finally time for action," President Donald Trump said. "Fix the Border, for once and for all, NOW!"