"The Democrats are really looking at something that is very risky for our country", Trump told reporters at the White House.
"We don't want to have that".
'So the Democrats maybe will want to shutdown the country cause they want people flowing into our country, and I want people coming into our country, but I want to vet those people, and I want to vet them very carefully, ' Trump said, 'because we don't want to have radical Islamic terrorism in this country, and we don't want to have crime in this country'. Democrats are also expected to bring up a potential deal on immigration that would include protections for at least 790,000 "dreamers", immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
The Oval Office sit-down will come after Pelosi of California and Schumer of NY pulled out of a planned meeting on November 28 after Trump tweeted, "I don't see a deal!"
President Trump is the only person talking about a government shutdown.
"Democrats are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open".
This week, the bigger issue for Republicans seeking to avoid a shutdown has been fellow Republicans.
"They have never seen anything like this community so I think a lot of very good things are going to happen and they are going to happen very fast", the president said. He said Democrats had offered in return to toughen border security, a Republican priority.
FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leaves following the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017.
Trump had been asked as he finished a statement to the press about the possibility that spending authorization would run out, forcing the federal government to send all essential workers home until they approve a bill. Conservatives are asking for a commitment leadership does not believe it can give them: a promise to "hold the line" and refuse Senate Democrats' demands for increased spending on non-defense programs.
Democrats oppose Trump's stand on other immigration issues as well. Passing a temporary budget before then would keep all areas of the government operating.
House Republicans announced Monday that they intend to pass resolution extending a government spending resolution until December 22.
The Senate approved the $1.4 trillion tax-cut plan on Saturday; the legislation now moves to a House-Senate conference committee. Different versions of the tax bill have passed the House and Senate and now must be reconciled. Graves said in an interview that short-term funding bills are a tactic of the minority and argued that Republicans are "squandering" their power of the purse. Democrats haven't said how they will vote, but a Democratic aide said their vote would depend on wider budget talks making progress.