Government Shutdown Now The Longest In US History | TODAY

Government Shutdown Now The Longest In US History | TODAY


KELLY O’DONNELL IS COVERING THAT STORY FOR US. STORY FOR US. KELLY, GOOD MORNING. KELLY, GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING. IT IS THE KIND OF HISTORY NO IT IS THE KIND OF HISTORY NO PRESIDENT OR CONGRESS SHOULD PRESIDENT OR CONGRESS SHOULD WANT TO MAKE, BUT HERE WE ARE. WANT TO MAKE, BUT HERE WE ARE. THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE OPTION, THERE IS ONE POSSIBLE OPTION, CONTROVERSIAL THOUGH IT MAY BE, CONTROVERSIAL THOUGH IT MAY BE, THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY. THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY. THAT COULD CHANGE THINGS. THAT COULD CHANGE THINGS. BUT THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE BUT THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOESN’T WANT TO TAKE IT. DOESN’T WANT TO TAKE IT. TODAY THAT DUBIOUS RECORD IS THE TODAY THAT DUBIOUS RECORD IS THE ONLY SHUTDOWN RELATED ONLY SHUTDOWN RELATED BREAKTHROUGH. BREAKTHROUGH.>>I WANT THE DEMOCRATS TO COME>>I WANT THE DEMOCRATS TO COME BACK TO WASHINGTON AND VOTE. BACK TO WASHINGTON AND VOTE.>>Reporter: BUT EVEN CONGRESS>>Reporter: BUT EVEN CONGRESS LEFT TOWN. LEFT TOWN. NO NEW NEGOTIATIONS ARE EVEN NO NEW NEGOTIATIONS ARE EVEN SCHEDULED. SCHEDULED. AND THE PRESIDENT, WHO FOR DAYS AND THE PRESIDENT, WHO FOR DAYS HAD BEEN TALKING UP HIS HAD BEEN TALKING UP HIS AUTHORITY TO BUILD HIS PROMISED AUTHORITY TO BUILD HIS PROMISED BORDER WALL BY DECLARING A BORDER WALL BY DECLARING A NATIONAL EMERGENCY — NATIONAL EMERGENCY –>>PROBABLY I WILL DO IT.>>PROBABLY I WILL DO IT. I WOULD ALMOST SAY DEFINITELY. I WOULD ALMOST SAY DEFINITELY. WE CAN DECLARE A NATIONAL WE CAN DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY. EMERGENCY.>>Reporter: ABRUPTLY BACKED OFF>>Reporter: ABRUPTLY BACKED OFF THAT OPTION FRIDAY. THAT OPTION FRIDAY.>>I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT SO>>I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT SO FAST. FAST.>>Reporter: HE NOW SAYS USING>>Reporter: HE NOW SAYS USING THAT EMERGENCY POWER WOULD THAT EMERGENCY POWER WOULD TRIGGER A COURT BATTLE AND TAKE TRIGGER A COURT BATTLE AND TAKE PRESSURE OFF CONGRESS. PRESSURE OFF CONGRESS.>>IT IS THE EASY WAY OUT.>>IT IS THE EASY WAY OUT. BUT CONGRESS SHOULD DO THIS. BUT CONGRESS SHOULD DO THIS. THIS IS TOO SIMPLE. THIS IS TOO SIMPLE.>>Reporter: THE IMPASSE CLEARLY>>Reporter: THE IMPASSE CLEARLY GETTING PERSONAL BETWEEN THE GETTING PERSONAL BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER. PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER.>>NANCY PELOSI SAYING IT IS>>NANCY PELOSI SAYING IT IS IMMORAL TO HAVE A WALL. IMMORAL TO HAVE A WALL. IT IS IMMORAL TO HAVE ALL THESE IT IS IMMORAL TO HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE KILLED. PEOPLE KILLED.>>I’M A MOTHER OF FIVE,>>I’M A MOTHER OF FIVE, GRANDMOTHER OF NINE, I KNOW A GRANDMOTHER OF NINE, I KNOW A TEMPER TANTRUM WHEN I SEE ONE. TEMPER TANTRUM WHEN I SEE ONE.>>Reporter: FRIDAY SPEAKER>>Reporter: FRIDAY SPEAKER PELOSI PUT HER SIGNATURE ON THE PELOSI PUT HER SIGNATURE ON THE ONE BIPARTISAN BRIGHT SPOT, BOTH ONE BIPARTISAN BRIGHT SPOT, BOTH PARTIES AND THE WHITE HOUSE PARTIES AND THE WHITE HOUSE AGREED THAT FURLOUGHED WORKERS AGREED THAT FURLOUGHED WORKERS WILL GET BACK PAY FOR LOST WAGES WILL GET BACK PAY FOR LOST WAGES WHENEVER THE SHUTDOWN IS OVER. WHENEVER THE SHUTDOWN IS OVER. STILL, THERE IS ANXIETY FOR STILL, THERE IS ANXIETY FOR FEDERAL WORKERS ACROSS THE FEDERAL WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>IT IS A LITTLE SCARY.>>IT IS A LITTLE SCARY. TWO KIDS, YOU KNOW, DON’T KNOW TWO KIDS, YOU KNOW, DON’T KNOW WHAT THE LONG TERM IS GOING TO WHAT THE LONG TERM IS GOING TO BE. BE.>>AFTER THREE WEEKS, I’M NOT>>AFTER THREE WEEKS, I’M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY MY GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS. BILLS.>>Reporter: BUT ALL SMILES FOR>>Reporter: BUT ALL SMILES FOR A VIRGINIA WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND A VIRGINIA WOMAN WHOSE HUSBAND IS FURLOUGHED. IS FURLOUGHED. FRIDAY KELLY CLAIMED A LOTTERY FRIDAY KELLY CLAIMED A LOTTERY PRIZE, A NEW CAR AND $100,000. PRIZE, A NEW CAR AND $100,000. WE ALL NEED A LITTLE LADY LUCK. WE ALL NEED A LITTLE LADY LUCK. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WILL SIGN THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WILL SIGN THAT MEASURE THAT WILL RESTORE THAT MEASURE THAT WILL RESTORE BACK PAY. BACK PAY. IT WAS PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY, IT WAS PASSED OVERWHELMINGLY, BUT IT COVERS NOT ONLY THIS BUT IT COVERS NOT ONLY THIS SHUTDOWN, BUT FUTURE SHUTDOWNS. SHUTDOWN, BUT FUTURE SHUTDOWNS. AND SO THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF AND SO THERE ARE A HANDFUL OF LAWMAKERS IN THE HOUSE WHO LAWMAKERS IN THE HOUSE WHO OPPOSED IT SAYING THAT IT WOULD OPPOSED IT SAYING THAT IT WOULD HAVE THE UNWANTED CONSEQUENCE OF HAVE THE UNWANTED CONSEQUENCE OF TAKING PRESSURE OFF CONGRESS AND

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  1. The Orange clown and McConnell own this shutdown just like Bohener and McConnell owned the last one which if memory serves me well, costed the country taxpayers 26-28 billion dollars. I wonder what the pricetag of this one will be, sorry Republicans but this one on yall and it's your move

  2. Hasn't effected my life. Haven't even noticed. I'm good with it being down. Maybe we should eliminate a lot of worthless government jobs. Totally unnecessary.

  3. NBC abouslety zero mention of our $22 trillion dollars in debt, $850 deficit billions
    $100 unfunded liabilities debt
    Your part of the problem NBC
    -_-

  4. I am starting to believe our president is the worse one in the US history — many other successful countries are now laughing at US and our president — stock market is falling and rich people are moving money away from this unstable country, and he is dragging our country dollar value down to poor. It is just a stupid wall project, is it about the money trump's construction company can make from building this wall or about us and our job security? open up the government!

  5. Is Donald Trump Getting Paid during this Government Shutdown??? That's the question everybody should be asking…
    American Federal workers Not Getting Paid…
    Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump…
    Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump…
    Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump…
    Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump… Donald Trump…

  6. Both the liberals and the Republicans are stupid we dont need a wall and we cant keep illegal immigrants just dont give then free healthcare and housing then illegal immigrants will want to become legal so they can get a good job to live

  7. We don't need a wall , I propose that Mexico and central America to denounce their form of government and adopt the US constitution and become a state of the United States of America

  8. Takes two to tango .
    Democrats want to leave people in from south of the boarder
    As it's cheap labour for there companies and businesses .
    I would build low cost apartments in there districts close to their homes
    If they want to leave them in .

  9. "I'm not going to be able to pay my bills".
    I definitely know how that feels. Welcome to the poor American club, Federal workers. There is jobs in the fields, fast food, construction, or picking up trash in your own city's. Let's get to work folks! Chop chop.

  10. Interesting, but don't let this distract you from the fact that I haven't seen a bird since the government shutdown.

    Conspiracy? I think so

  11. Dear Washington, DC:

    Please impeach Trump! He is a narcissist. He is psycho. He is this generation's Adolf Hitler. Let Mike Pence become POTUS.

    The partial government shutdown is making furloughed workers starve to death. If I work for the US and furloughed, I would look for another job outside Washington.

    Border wall request sucks!

  12. The Dems if they even cared about federal workers at the border and their paychecks would vote to fund the wall. Can’t believe they are using them all as pawns.

  13. 90% of the federal government does NOTHING for the American people. NOTHING! The longer this shutdown continues, the more this will be exposed. These people should start performing services and making products where they are voluntarily paid, because what they do is useful. Quit performing these government jobs, where they are compensated, not voluntarily, but at the end of a gun barrel. In terms you socialist can understand, they should get a haircut and get a real job!

  14. The US SENATE is BORED with 800,000 government workers. Senators getting paid for water cooler talk like why there is stigmatization of the term white supremacy?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/steve-king-republicans-white-supremacy-.html

    Giving in to the president is like giving in to a bank robber with hostages. The robber will return again and again because it is easy pickings and no personal financial penalties. This is the 3rd time the Republicans have shut the government down under the current president and will do so again and again. Surprised the president has not added more tariffs since trade wars are easy to win.

    IF it were an 'emergency' to have a wall, the president had 2 years with a majority in the House to the mid-terms to have money. By shutting down the government, the president created an emergency to grant himself more powers in 'peace' time?

    Federal workers probably will need to apply for State level Social assistance programs (unemployment insurance might not be applicable) , apply and get accepted for SNAP before Jan 14th deadline for Feb (food stamps), go to Food banks (there is always a surplus of food during the winter stored there), requests to churches for food and donations, applications for medical care, a rise in GoFundMe and so on.

    States voted in 53 Republican Senators and pretty much blessed the shutdown. And , Americans seem fine with the $174K for a 12 hr trip for the First Lady in Sept 2017 before the Mid-terms

  15. Trump hijacked the GOP and prostituted all its representatives in Congress, especially their leaders; Ryan has quit in disgrace but McConnell whores on. Trump has coerced (blackmailed?) the chinless wonder into hijacking the U.S. Senate and emasculating its Ex-GOP whores, making that legislative body Trump's most valuable whorehouse. Trump is America's worst enemy and McConnell is a close second.

  16. As a federal government employee, I'm all for a wall, but NOT by sacrificing the livelihood of hard working Americans like myself.

    Losing my home, not being able to pay for car insurance and obtaining critical prescription medications has NOTHING to do with immigrants. This shutdown has put me & thousands of other people in high, undue distress and hardship.

    As with any other indigent situations, whether self-inflicted or not, people who have children are FAR more likely to receive help than individuals like myself who do not. I'm forced to try and fight through this on my own. And savings deplete very quickly when you have mounting bills.

    Those who have not been adversely affected have NO IDEA what it means to be put in a financial strain all for the sake of political agendas. If this shutdown continues, we indeed have a national emergency! Funny how the President and Congress don't have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. 😡

  17. Democrats fighting for the Rights of Hondurans over Americans & YouTube censoring all Pro Trump videos & comments Eff U democrat voting Google employees

  18. Fire them like the Air Traffic Controllers in 1980s
    replace them with volunteers, self regulate.
    Our country, of for and by the people.
    we don't need these criminals to misrepresent us anymore. you all can misrepresent yourselves with facial recognition/fingerprint ID on your cell phones.

  19. Hey Trump….its Immoral to not pay people that must report to work!! We are essentially slaves!! I had to take out a few loans and must pay the interest in the long run. Affecting my family badly. My credit will probably be affected. I'm just trying to put food on the table for my family. Screw you trump!!

  20. Democrat Menendez Spotted Partying with Bikini Girls in Puerto Rico During Government Shutdown
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/democrat-senator-bob-menendez-spotted-partying-on-beach-in-puerto-rico-during-government-shutdown/
    by Cristina Laila January 12, 2019
    President
    Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying
    to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding.

    The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown.
    https://twitter.com/DavidMcAlpine/status/1084156883714392067/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1084156883714392067&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fdemocrat-senator-bob-menendez-spotted-partying-on-beach-in-puerto-rico-during-government-shutdown%2F
    This
    is the longest government shutdown in US history because Pelosi and
    Schumer refuse to compromise on a border wall — a wall they were in
    favor of only a few years back.

    The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck.
    Democrat
    Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad
    “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown
    without a care in the world.
    Fox News producer David McAlpine
    tweeted=> Spotted: Sen. Bob Menendez on the beach at a resort in
    Puerto Rico on Day 22 of the partial government shutdown. Reports say
    dozens of Dems are in PR for the CHC BOLD PAC winter retreat — including
    meetings on Maria cleanup, and a party with PR’s “Hamilton” cast.
    https://twitter.com/DavidMcAlpine/status/1084156883714392067/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1084156883714392067&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fdemocrat-senator-bob-menendez-spotted-partying-on-beach-in-puerto-rico-during-government-shutdown%2F
    Allegations
    that Senator Bob Menendez paid for underage prostitutes during his
    trips to the Dominican Republic plagued him for years. Prosecutors
    declined to bring charges related to the prostitution claims, although a
    bribery case was pursued against him and ultimately ended in a
    mistrial.

    FBI agents raided the offices of an eye doctor
    suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic
    prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.

    Prosecutors said the FBI
    was presented with specific corroborating allegations Menendez was
    paying for underage girls, yet he still got away with it

    Liz Cheney took a shot at Menendez and the Democrats for partying with the cast of Hamilton during the government shutdown.
    https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1084167941837357056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1084180401202057222&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fdemocrat-senator-bob-menendez-spotted-partying-on-beach-in-puerto-rico-during-government-shutdown%2F
    President
    Trump fired off a tweet Saturday night and said he’s in the White House
    “waiting for Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy to call so we can start helping our
    Country both at the Border and from within!”

    Donald J. Trump

    @realDonaldTrump

    I
    will be interviewed by Jeanine Pirro at 9:00 P.M. on @FoxNews. Watch
    @JesseBWatters before and @greggutfeld after. All terrific people. I am
    in the White House waiting for Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy to call so we can
    start helping our Country both at the Border and from within!

  21. This shutdown has nothing to do with a wall. The U.S. is out of money and on the brink of total collapse. They cannot fund the government. The annual budget is reaching $5T. No major country wants to lend to the U.S. anymore. They are actually dumping dollars and treasuries, and some are now restricting their citizens from even buying U.S. property. So its sinking the NY, San Fran, and Miami real estate markets. In addition, Europe is on the precipice of financial collapse. Deutsche Bank is in severe trouble and there are bank runs in France.

  22. The government workers I don't feel for, is those who work for the National Labor relations board. You don't defend the worker, you defend special interest which is the union who is not representing the worker and the employer who is mistreating the worker.

  23. Who owns the shutdown – what Americans think:
    http://www.dataprescience.com/2019/01/shutdown-trump-republican-democrat.html

  24. Since he loves superlatives, Donald will soon start bragging about having created the "longest shutdown in US history, may be in the history of mankind – a shutdown like the world has never seen before!"

  25. Hey, Democrats you are really going to hurt and upset your voter base when the food stamps are cut off. I would just fund the Wall if I were the Democrats. The poor Latino and Blacks only vote Democrat so they are not hurting the GOP.

  26. I used to sort of like Trump, but this is beyond insane behavior coming from the President of the United States. He is literally holding hundreds of thousands of jobs hostage just so he can get his wall. There is clearly a point where the consequences of his actions regarding this shutdown begin to outweigh the benefits, and this administration has passed that point many days ago.

  27. This is terrible, feel very sorry for the poor folks working without pay, we all realize there are bills to pay, children to feed. Worst President in history, just so out of touch with the little people. Agree with previous comment, should only be Congress not getting paid, this would not be happening. Where will this end?

  28. Blame the liberal and Democrats for the government shutdown… if the 5billion was given up for the wall then non of this would've happen..

    Build the wall period. If immigrants wants to come to America then do it the legal way.

  29. i believe when people are mad thats a good indication you doing the right thing. it took me a long time to learn that. I believe that trump is a very smart man

  30. Trump is the person we need and I which he stays for more than two terms to finish his ambitious plans to get our nation the strongest ever..remember Obama and how he failed everything.. Enough weakness and enough hiding our problems.. Somebody is gotta face everything and change things for real.

  31. So trying to collapse the economy/nation is worse than immigrants sneaking into our country…. it's like a father forcing his young teen to smoke pack of cigarettes, to show him why it's not good to smoke cigarettes😏smh

  32. End legal immigration, deport all illegals, build the wall, implement E-verify, and give lengthy prison sentences to all employers that hire illegals. The US government policy has been White genocide since 1965, and there's going to be a lot more turmoil required beyond a government shutdown to reverse it.

  33. I think you guys need to take your president TRUMP for a pschyco analysis.. I haven't seen any crazy presidents like this.. He has too many issues ma'an.. We watch US news when we need a shot of good laugh… Hope you guys b careful next tym voting for president..

  34. I don't understand if this is an emergency, why not fund the wall with the first two years when Republicans had the House and Senate. Why wait until now? To blame someone else for it not getting done? It seems like a immense deflection from every other scandal and wrong doing going on in that circus tent that was once the White House. Deflection, deny and lie.

  35. Trump should keep it shut down not just not for money but also to get Jesus back into the white house that would be most important thing to do just saying

  36. I am shocked that 800,000 federal workers cannot go down the streets to protest this crap shut down that Strumpf is getting away with. Anywhere else in the world, people will start more than just peaceful demonstrations! Wake up Americans! A joke of a democracy!

  37. What trump is doing is good he's getting rid of corrupt government officials trying to ruin America like. Hillary Clinton's.

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