Trump stance on shutdown is 'useless' and 'puerile', senior Republican says
- Mulvaney: standoff ‘very likely’ to extend into 2019
- Corker blasts president as Democrats hold firm
- Robert Reich: the US is at the edge of the economic precipice
Day two of the third US government shutdown in a year saw hundreds of thousands of federal employees without pay, national parks closed and Donald Trump stubbornly refusing to accept the blame for an event he previously declared he would be “proud” to cause.