Donald Trump says he's willing to allow the US government shutdown to continue for months or even years until he gets the funding he wants for a wall along the Mexican border.
The US President's warned he's prepared to declare a national emergency to bypass the opposition of Democrats blocking his plan.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers aren't being paid as the row continues.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 4, 2019
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for the president to end the impasse.