Watch more of the discussion above. He now joins former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama in either refuting Trump's claim or denouncing his demands for the wall.
Democrats and Republicans have been continuing to meet for negotiations as the shutdown drags on, but it seems these talks haven't led to any real progress. And it repeats some existing funding requests for detention beds and security officers, which have already been panned by Congress and would likely find resistance among House Democrats. Coons told Fox News, "I am someone who is willing to see more border fencing as long as we choose a technology that DHS says is going to be effective and I do think his moving towards steel slats rather than concrete wall, if it holds, is important".
The former head of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has a message for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: put the American people ahead of politics. So while Democrats negotiate with lower-level aides, and even Vice President Mike Pence, there's no reason for them to take any deal or concession seriously until it comes out of the president's mouth. That effort is created to squeeze Senate Republicans, some of whom are growing increasingly anxious about the extended shutdown.
Adding to concerns, federal workers might miss this week's paychecks.
Government shutdown could hinder speed of tax refund
Tax-filing season normally begins in mid-January and most people receive there W-2 forms towards the end of the month. Tax preparers are not government workers, so despite the shutdown, they can still do your taxes for you.
Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.
Incoming House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., said on ABC's "This Week" that the executive power has been used to build military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan but would likely be "wide open" to a court challenge for a border wall.
More should be revealed about Trump's eventual endgame for the shutdown tomorrow.