In a premier television address late on Tuesday, Trump made his case for a wall and graphically enhanced security at the US-Mexico border, highlighting several grisly examples of Americans allegedly killed by illegal immigrants.
Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi, the house speaker, and Chuck Schumer, the senate minority leader, responded promptly to Trump's remarkable remarks, condemning his dark language, and left for the government to reopen.
The dueling addresses were little more than the high-stakes theater, with each side repeating its permanent positions on the shutdown.
In a comment published Friday, Fitch said his sovereign credit vision of the world's largest economy hinged on whether the ongoing closure would likely turn into a "more pronounced destabilization of fiscal policy."
Fitch, referring to today's political manger in Washington.
The agency also points out that the US debt limit is due to come back into force from March.
"We see the risk of failure to lift the debt limit in time to prevent a US federal debt standard as a remote control," Fitch said in his comment before adding: "Evidence of major fiscal dysfunction can still contribute to negative pressure on The US rating ̵[ads1]1; (and) this is especially true when the deficits continue to increase. " Two other major credit rating agencies, Moody & # 39; s and S & P Global, did not immediately respond to CNBC comment requests.
– CNBCs Kevin Breuninger contributed to this report.