Trump rejected an offer to put the border wall on the table, Schumer says

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said early Saturday morning that President Donald Trump walked away from an offer earlier in the day that would include putting a wall on the border with Mexico "on the table" in a potential deal to avoid a government shutdown.

Schumer made his remarks on the floor of the Senate minutes after the chamber failed to pass legislation that would have averted a shutdownand continued funding the federal government for four weeks. He followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who blamed Democrats for the Senate's failure to approve a bill passed by the Republican-controlled House on Thursday.

Schumer, however, resisted this characterization and pointed out that four Republican senators – Mike Lee of Utah, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky – voted in earnest against the continuing resolution. The New York Democrat then turned his ire on the president himself.

"The blame should crash entirely on President Trump's shoulders," Schumer said. "This will be called the Trump shutdown because there is no one who deserves the blame ... more than President Trump."

A White House representative did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment about Schumer's remarks.

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