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President Donald Trump declares a national emergency at the US-Mexico border as he speaks about border security in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on February 15, 2019.

Trump says he ‘didn’t need to’ declare national emergency but wants to get the border wall ‘done faster’

"I didn't need to do this," Trump said of the national-emergency declaration, adding, "I just want to get it done faster, that's all."

Grassley snaps when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump will sign spending bill, declare national emergency

Sen. Chuck Grassley was absolutely furious when he was interrupted while speaking on the Senate floor on Thursday.
President Donald Trump.

Trump reportedly argued the longest government shutdown in US history helped him make his point about the US-Mexico border

"Am I happy at first glance? The answer is no, I'm not, I'm not happy," Trump said to reporters at the White House on Tuesday.
A plurality of Americans said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi handled the recently-ended government shutdown more effectively than President Donald Trump.

POLL: Almost twice as many Americans think Pelosi won the shutdown than Trump

Just under 40% of Americans said that Nancy Pelosi handled the shutdown negotiations more effectively while 23% save that distinction to Trump.
The biggest airliners lost out during the government shutdown.

The airline industry’s Trump-endorsed case for privatizing air traffic control may be getting a boost, experts say

Delta, Southwest, and others lost tens of millions in revenue during the government shutdown.

Trump signs bill to reopen government for 3 weeks, ending record 35-day shutdown

President Donald Trump announced support for a plan to temporarily reopen the federal government and end the longest shutdown in US history.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Congress finally met its breaking point on the government shutdown after airport delays took a punishing toll

"Hopefully it means a lesson has been learned," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday bashed the ongoing partial government shutdown.

FBI Director Christopher Wray slams government shutdown, says he’s as angry as he’s been ‘in a long, long time’

"It takes a lot to get me angry, but I’m about as angry as I've been in a long, long time," FBI Director Christopher Wray said on Friday.
Amtrak.

Amtrak points out one big strength trains have as the government shutdown wreaks havoc on airports

Amtrak is traditionally unfavored by lawmakers and the general public.
A Delta Airbus A220.

Delta has officially pushed back the debut of their new Airbus A220 jets due to the government shutdown

Delta Air Lines has officially pushed back the debut of its Airbus A220 fleet due to the FAA's inability to certify the new plane during the shutdown.