Government shutdown 1 day away from setting record

President Trump is reportedly looking to redirect funds from disaster relief projects to fund the border wall. ABC News' Serena Marshall reports.
2:26 | 01/11/19

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Return out to the government shut down just one day from becoming the longest in US history. And now there's word the president may use disaster relief funds from places like California and Puerto Rico to pay for the border wall. In a new interview the president said he's leaning toward declaring a national emergency ABC Serena Marshall has the new. Good morning Serena. Ken and today good morning to you guys and gear that visits to the Mexico BUS border the president paraphrase that famous. Harry Truman quote of the buck stops here is sane on this shut down the buck stops with everybody. And this says they've shut down hits government workers especially hard. The shutdown showdown on par to be the longest government spending lapsed ever date 21 and the president not backing down. Telling Sean Hannity and national emergency declaration is looking more likely if we don't make a deal with Congress's most likely I will do that I would I would actually say I would reportedly considering a re direction of funds from disaster relief projects like the California wildfires and hurricanes that slammed Florida Texas and Puerto Rico the border wall. Using the Army Corps of Engineers to build it. Which now sounds more like a fence following his visit to the border Thursday we have no fifty over 90% of our traffic occurs in those areas. Okay folks every what did you got this anymore that's it. That's it and they need he said it because death is pouring through but the mayor McAllen Texas disagrees. Telling ABC's Matt got men. What was the murder rate in McAllen Texas and we're 000. We had numbers. Throughout the standoff 800000. Workers in a cross hairs that the president insisting they are within 100%. They want us to win this battle. These people want us to win but for those missing a paycheck today it's their lives on the line. But don't keep pounding they don't stop it you have thirty is it your pain and full. And after thirty days they report she should creditors and about life and death from the I have to pay out of pocket for that really feel. Any form medication. And their absence from the job being felt across the country. And beginning Saturday Miami International Airport will shut down a terminal so they can send available TSA agents to does your checkpoints live in Washington street and Marshall Kenneth today. A lot of resilient workers are there's still a work protecting so many are things to them and to you Serena.

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