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(Studio: John Berman) The various threats from President Trump to get border wall funding as the government shutdown continues introduced. [Dec. 11, TRUMP - says he is proud to shut down the government for border security.] How he is now blaming the Democrats noted. [On CNN, Senator Jeff FLAKE - says Trump owns the shutdown.]
(Studio: John Berman; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The politics of the government shutdown with both sides in intransigent positions with limited communications about it with the next actions coming from the Democratic House, when government workers will stop getting paid, the status of the Coast Guard working without pay discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion continued with CNN's Kirsten Powers, former Republican chief of staff Mike Shields & "New York Times" Michael Shear about Trump. [SHIELDS, POWERS, SHEAR - offer views on the negotiations/messaging war with Trump looking for a long-term win, the White House spin on "demonizing" Representative Nancy Pelosi, whether Trump is really "negotiating," how the shutdown could go on for weeks with options for Trump noted.]
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