President Donald Trump was in the snow on Sunday about the beauty of the White House in the snow when the government closed the day 23.
I wish I could share with everyone the beauty and majesty of being in the White House and looking out at the snow-covered lawns and Rose Garden. Really something – SPECIAL LAND, SPECIAL PLACE!, "He tweeted.
First Lady Melania Trump tweeted photos of the snow-capped Washington D.C. that appear to have been taken from the White House residence.
One photo shows the ellipse and the national mall in the snow, with the Washington Monument in the distance. The other shows the snow-covered law of the White House and the West Wing, where the Oval office is located.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump tweet about the beauty of the White House in the snow
The photos of the first lady seem to come from the residence of the White House
Trump spent the whole weekend at the White House without public events on his schedule
Up to 10 inches of snow hit the Capitol of the country this weekend
At least nine people died in the storm that abused the Midwest and Washington D.C. this weekend, dumping up to 10 inches on the nation's Capitol.
More than 785 flights were canceled and another 1720 delays on Sunday with 45 flights preventively grounded for Monday.
Legislators are scheduled to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, although it is unclear whether this will be affected by the weather. None of the votes planned in the House or the Senate for Monday night are about reopening the government.
Negotiations are as deeply frozen as the ground in Washington when the shutdown was the longest in America's history during the weekend.
No meetings between the White House and the Democrats are planned after Trump left the room last week.
The president spent the weekend in the White House with nothing on his public agenda.
His twitterfeed remained full, however, as he spent Saturday raging about special counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI, his agents and a report from the New York Times that the Trump agency was investigating as a possible secret of Russia.
On Sunday, he accused the Democrats of making fun & # 39; while he waited in the White House to make a deal to end the government's closure.
& # 39; I am in the White House, waiting. The Democrats are everywhere except Washington, while people wait for their wages. They have fun and do not even talk!, "He tweeted.
He also wrote on Saturday: & # 39; There is almost no one in the W.H. but me, and I have a plan on the Shutdown. & # 39;
He has not shared details of that plan. Senator Lindsey Graham told & # 39; Fox News Sunday & # 39; that the plan was to make a deal.
& # 39; The plan is to close a deal, & # 39; Graham said.
The National Park Service clears the driveways in the White House
Washington D.C. residents held a giant snowball fight at the National Mall
Trump told the Democrats that he was waiting for them to act at the shutdown
Talks to reopen the government are at an impasse.
The president has vowed not to sign a package of expenses that does not contain $ 5.7 billion to build its boundary wall and Democrats hold on to the $ 1.3 billion that they have offered for border security.
Trump has touted how he stayed in Washington to work as legislators left the city for the holidays and left the city this weekend after Friday's vote.
I love the symbol to be here & # 39 ;, he told Fox News on Saturday.
He focused on a group of 30 Democrats who went to Puerto Rico with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last weekend to learn more about the infrastructure and economic challenges that Puerto Rico faces in the aftermath of Hurricane Mary who destroyed the island.
Some lawmakers were expected to be & # 39; Hamilton & # 39; would attend on Friday, the opening night, reported CBS News.
& # 39; Hamilton & # 39; inventor Lin-Manuel Miranda has renamed his main role in production for a two-week run in Puerto Rico. The proceeds go to the charity.
& # 39; I'd rather see the Dems come back from their vacation and acting & # 39 ;, Trump told Fox News Saturday night.
Both adults and children drove sleds on Capitol Hill on Sunday
Children often play on the Capitol grounds during snow
But his criticism, his stay in place and his social media push did not move the needle.
Nine of the 15 federal agencies – and the staff of the White House itself – have had no money since December 22.
And three new polls show that the GOP is being blamed.
A Washington Post / ABC News poll showed that 53 percent say that Trump and the Republicans are guilty of closing, while 29 percent blames the Democrats and 13 percent say that both parties bear the same responsibility.
A CBS news / YouGov poll found similar results: 47 percent blamed the president, 30 percent blamed the Democrats, and 20 percent blamed them.
A CNN poll also found that Trump was to blame: 55 percent said he was responsible for the shutdown, while 32 percent blamed the Democrats and 9 percent blamed them.
A photo of the first lady shows the ellipse and the national mall in the snow, with the Washington Monument in the distance
The other photo that the first lady placed shows the snow-covered law of the White House and the West Wing, where the Oval office is located.
Graham on Sunday said that Trump is ready to make a deal with the Democrats to reopen the government.
I just talked to him about half an hour ago. He said we had to close a deal, & # 39; said Graham on & # 39; Fox New Sunday & # 39 ;.
The Senator from South Carolina also insisted on a three-week breathing period where the government would reopen, while both sides negotiated a price tag for the president's boundary wall.
I would like to encourage them to open the government for a short period of time, such as three weeks before pulling the plug, to see if we can get a deal. If we are not ready after three weeks, all bets are out, see if he can do it himself via the emergency powers. That is my recommendation, "said Graham.
Democratic senator Tim Kaine also called for the opening of the government before the talks on the Trump border wall continue.
I will say this: we must first reopen the government. Why punish people who request food stamps because the president has anger? First open government, & # 39; he said on NBC & # 39; s & # 39; Meet the Press. & # 39;