White House Chief of Staff John Kelly met with top Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday to resume immigration talks after days of sniping over vulgar remarks attributed to the president about African nations and other countries in a January 11 Oval Office meeting.
Republicans and Democrats were scrambling to avert a shutdown, which could come at midnight Friday if no deal is made.
Almost half of Americans, or 48%, would fault Republicans and Trump for the shutdown, while 28% would blame Democrats, according to the survey.
A number of Senate Democrats from Republican-leaning states that Trump won in 2016 aren't willing for now to say how they would vote.
The disagreement that could cause the shutdown - a costly political move for either party - comes after the collapse of bipartisan talks on a U.S. spending bill that hinged on continued protections under the DACA programme for undocumented immigrants, which Democrats support.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaving a meeting with other deputy leaders, rejected the idea that an immigration deal could be concluded by Friday at midnight.
At this point, Senate Republicans are hoping to get more guidance from Trump and the White House about how to proceed. "Let's fund the government for a full month so we can actually get something done" and negotiate other issues including immigration, he said.
"He didn't weigh in until right before the (House) vote", the source said, describing it as "annoying". Trump seemed frustrated that Ryan appeared to be struggling to find the votes, the source said.
He said that further down in history, "when they talk about the government shutdown, they're going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time".
Essential functions like the military, law enforcement, the White House and Congress would continue working but with reduced staff.
On Friday, the President accused Democrats of wanting "illegal immigration" and "weak borders" on Twitter.
As a government shutdown loomed, the White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would not leave for a planned weekend in Florida unless a spending bill passes.
If the government closes and its employees are furloughed, it will be the first time under unified party control of Congress and the White House.
"The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House", Shah said. "The Republican leadership has to get serious about finding a budget deal and quit relying on short-term patches".
"I can't see voting yes on cloture", Flake told reporters.
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GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said he was open to any solution that prevented a shutdown. "I don't think they'd want to shut down".
"The leader is looking to deflect blame, but it just won't work", said Schumer.
"What other choice do have this week", asked New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur.
He mischaracterized the dispute as something that could shut down "the country", not just parts of the government.
Durbin, who is leading the fight for the Dreamers, told reporters late on Thursday there had been some signs earlier in the day that talks with Republicans were taking a positive turn and a deal could be within reach.
And yet in another tweet, Trump criticized the Republican short-term funding measure, opposing a sweetener meant to make it hard for Democrats to vote against it. "And yet here we are", said Brendan Buck, an adviser to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Both Republicans and Democrats have attempted to add their own items to the bill, complicating what could be a relatively simple process. Sixty votes will be needed to advance the bill.
House Democratic leaders are urging their members to oppose the measure because it fails to address DACA, according to Democratic sources. "The President is the leader, and he's got to get everybody in a room and he's got to lead".
In the Senate, Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority and legislation requires 60 votes to advance.
Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the No. 2 Senate Democrat.
What happens in a shutdown?
"I want to keep the government open".
Some Republicans have also expressed concern with the short-term bill. Several Democrats have already announced their opposition to the bill.
"I'm just exhausted of voting for CRs", said Sen.
They are Maggie Hassan, N.H., Martin Heinrich, N.M., Tim Kaine, Va., Angus King, I-Maine, Patrick Leahy, Vt., Jeanne Shaheen, N.H., Jon Tester, Mont., Tom Udall, N.M., and Mark Warner, Va.