The standoff over US President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall has escalated after Trump went on prime-time TV to insist that Congress fund the barrier. The Democrats’ Congressional leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump of manufacturing a crisis and stoking fear to divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. Of course, the standoff means the partial government shutdown goes on. Those affected are sharing their experiences on social media, using the hashtag #ShutdownStories.
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