Donald Trump 'could plunge U.S. into second government shutdown'

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With a flip phone in one hand and a"no signal sign in the other Sen. Charles Schumer speaks about improving New Yorkers' cellphone service by tracking dead zones where calls are regularly dropped in New York Sunday Jan. 17 2016. (AP

"He does take this very seriously, ' Mulvaney said Sunday on CBS" 'Face the Nation'.

Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri said on Fox that he thinks Trump has learned from the shutdown that affected 800,000 federal workers and contributed to a drop in the president's approval rating in some polls.

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The Coast Guard told personnel it was "working through the weekend to process your pay as quickly as possible" and said back pay should be received by Thursday.

"I think the American people are exhausted of watching the government where people get locked down for no reason except maybe political reasons", Blunt said, adding that Trump has changed his demands on border security as he's learned more about the problem.

The Smithsonian Institution said museums in Washington and the National Zoo will reopen on Tuesday.

In announcing his support for the measure reopening the federal government for three weeks, Trump said he had "a very powerful alternative, but I'm not going to use it at this time".

Those doubts were stoked by Trump's threat on Friday to shut the government down again "if we don't get a fair deal from Congress" before temporary funding runs out on 15 February.

Based on their analysis, "the U.S. economy lost at least $6 billion. larger than the $5.7 billion that the White House requested for the border wall", it said in a statement.

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The White House Office of Management and Budget's acting chief, Russell Vought, told agencies in a memo to reopen "in a prompt and orderly manner".

Public opinion polls show that the public blamed Trump and Republicans more than Democrats for the recent shutdown.

The president demanded that $5.7 billion in wall funding be part of any measure to end the shutdown, which started when several agencies ran out of money on December 22 for reasons unrelated to immigration or border security. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. said Friday that Democrats "remain fully against a wall" but also said that Democrats would approach the negotiations in good faith.

"No one wants a government shutdown, it's not a desired end", Mulvaney said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday", one of two scheduled appearances on Sunday political talk shows.

Trump is demanding United States dollars 5.7 billion of funding to build the wall, but the Democrats have refused. To secure that job, the 78-year-old House veteran had to overcome critics' arguments that she had been party leader for too long and wasn't Democrats' best bet to appeal to diverse, social media savvy audiences. "I think she deserves it", he said then.

"We'll work with the Democrats and negotiate, and if we can't do that, then we'll do a - obviously we'll do the emergency because that's what it is".

A bipartisan, bicameral committee has been charged with negotiating an agreement on border security as part of the deal, and a stalemate could trigger another shutdown in the coming weeks. He added that Trump still wants $5.7 billion but didn't say whether the president would take less in order to ink a deal. "I think Nancy Pelosi is afraid of the country hearing this message that the president has about why we need to secure the border", Scalise, R-La., told "Sunday Morning Futures".

Mulvaney said Democrats should be given "a chance" "to prove whether or not they really do believe in border security and are willing to go against Nancy Pelosi - or whether or not they are so beholden to their leadership that they are never going to vote for a barrier on the southern border". They used federal workers as pawns.

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