Trump pushes for wall yet again, despite government shutdown

US President Donald Trump has yet again called for the construction of a wall on the US' border with Mexico on Saturday (local time) despite a partial government shutdown over funding for the proposal. Trump had earlier shared the same 'Game of Thrones' inspired meme on his Instagram profile, on the same day when Democrats took over the House of Representatives on January 03. The House Democrats have time and again slammed the proposal, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi going as far as calling Trump's electoral promise as an "immorality" and a "waste of money". The US President also outlined the alleged criminal activity which is taking place across the US-Mexico border due to the current lack of a continuous wall on Instagram on January 5 (local time). "We are working hard at the Border, but we need a WALL! In 2018, 1.7 million pounds of narcotics seized, 17,000 adults arrested with criminal records, and 6000 gang members, including MS-13, apprehended. A big Human Trafficking problem," Trump wrote. The dissonance between the lawmakers and the US President led to a partial government shutdown, which marked its 15th day on Saturday (local time). Several government agencies in the US are currently shut due to the impasse. However, the US House on January 3 had passed legislative packages to reopen the government, including a stopgap spending bill to restart activities at the Department of Homeland Security, without allocating any funds for the wall.