Transcript for President Trump continues to lash out at Democrats, threatens use of emergency powers
Also at the white house president trump facing growing frustration over the longest government shutdown in U.S. History. The president still threatening to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall. The shut down growing more at airports in Miami and Houston. They’re closing terminals there because of a TSA shortage. The ABC news poll shows 53% blame the president and the GOP for the shout down, 29% blaming Democrats. While the majority don’t believe there is a crisis at the border, and most reject calls for the wall, 42% support it. Here’s ABC’s Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, terminals having to close at airports like in Houston and Miami. The TSA saying a large number of workers have called out, more than doubling last year’s rate. President trump lashing out at Democrats as he renews his threats to build the wall without congress. I am ready to sign. If they don’t do it, if they don’t come to their senses, I’ll do a national emergency. We’re all set. It’s 100%. Reporter: Now a top Republican pressuring the president to end the shut down before taking drastic measures. I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks before he pulls the plug. See if we can get a deal. If can’t at the end of three weeks, all bets are off. See if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers. Reporter: Democrats say they’ll fight a national emergency declaration. If this president is going to turn to national emergencies every time he disagrees with congress, I’m against it. Let’s make sure the branches of government are bound by the same constitution. Reporter: Nearly 800,000 families missing their first paychecks since the shutdown began. We’ll have to take loans. We have to use credit cards. I mean, I don’t want to be in that situation. We’re a working family. We earn our paycheck. We pay our bills, take care of our kids. That’s all we want to do. Stephanie Ramos joins us from capitol hill. As talks remain dead locked you mentioned more terminals shutting down and situations in airports could cause major delays. There was a significant spike in call outs from yesterday today. I noticed in traveling the last couple days TSA pre check lanes were closed in several airports. There hasn’t been reports of any major delays today, but that could change. Tom? Stephanie Ramos live from
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