When will the shutdown end? It seems President Donald Trump is finally ready to make a deal with the Democrats, according to one of his closest allies in the Senate.
A few hours ago, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham appeared on
The partial government shutdown has made it into the record books as the longest ever -- almost 27 days.
And several polls show Americans are not hesitating; they blame President Trump and members of the Republican Party for the chaos created by the shutdown.
Aware that the low poll numbers will have dire consequences on his reelection, the former reality TV star and real estate mogul has decided to cave in to some of the demands put out by the Democrats.
Mr. Graham explained: "I would urge them to open up the government for a short period of time, like three weeks before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal. If we can't at the end of three weeks, all bets are off, see if he can do it by himself through the emergency powers."
He went on to tell Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace: "The plan is to do a deal. He is willing to do - in my view - a wall plus."
Graham repeated the claims he has been making for the past few days; Trump would agree to give the Democrats the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in addition to protections for those with temporary protected status if he gets the funding he wants for the border wall.
Graham stated: "I don't want to speak for the president, I don't want to lock him in, but I'm confident what I described plus a few other things would be a deal acceptable to the White House and a lot of Democrats."
Democrats have yet to respond.