To avoid a government shutdown, President Trump is demanding money for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.

FOX's Jon Decker reports from the White House:

The President is not blinking from his showdown with Congressional Democrats, taking to Twitter to write, "The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)!"

But Democrats hope he'll back down to avoid a partial shutdown that would start on Saturday, President Trump's 100th day in office.

One possibility for both sides, a short-term spending plan that would provide another week or so for negotiations after the deadline early Saturday.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.