The President said that he would shut the government down and would take responsibility for the shut down. Government employees are going to be missing a second paycheck soon. If the President is so concerned about "the people" he would have never used a government shutdown as a way to get his way. The majority of the American people do not want a wall. And the ones that do thought Mexico would pay for that wall. I don't believe that the President even knew what effect that all this would cause; and if he wanted the people to be safe he is making everyone unsafe.