Congress adjourned for the week without a resolution in sight. "Either we build (finish) the Wall or we close the Border".
In a reprise of his threat before the midterm elections to cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador as a caravan of migrants was making its way toward the United States, Trump said that those three countries "are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money".
A funding bill with the $5 billion Trump wants for the border wall has already passed through the House.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reacted cautiously to Trump's threat to close the border, calling it an "internal affair of the USA government".
With the border shut, Trump said he would take US-Mexican relations back to the days before the NAFTA agreement opened free trade across Canada, Mexico and the United States. "We will always protect migrants, defend their human rights", he said.
A spokesman for US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Republicans and Democrats were still very far apart in efforts to resolve the shutdown, which started on Saturday.
Trump's incoming chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, said Democrats are no longer negotiating with the administration over an earlier offer by the White House to accept less than the $5 billion Trump wants for the wall.
In television interviews on Friday, Trump aides sought to blame Democrats for the continuing shutdown.
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U.S. President Donald Trump dons a hard hat presented by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) before addressing their convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., October 2, 2018. He alleged Democrats are not dealing because Pelosi is waiting until she secures the speakership.
"They left town", he said of the Democrats during an appearance on "Fox & Friends".
Despite the president's change of plans to ring in the new year from the White House, Taylor said he still plans to parade the rat around Mar-a-Lago and South Florida, by both land and sea. Even agencies that are affected never totally close, with workers deemed "essential" still performing their duties.
"While we await the President's public proposal, Democrats have made it clear that, under a House Democratic Majority, we will vote swiftly to re-open government on Day One", Hammill said in a statement.
He has also repeatedly threatened to cut off USA aid to countries he deems insufficient partners in combating illegal immigration, but has thus far failed to follow through with those threats.
During the brief session in the House, Republicans shot down a Democratic attempt to vote on legislation to reopen the government.
Democrats have called the wall project ineffective and wasteful, despite previously backing construction of 700 miles of border fencing as part of a 2013 bill that also included a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.