After nearly three days of a government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats were able to work out a deal. In response, Donald Trump decided to chime in.

Trump on shutdown

The government shutdown officially started at midnight last Friday for the first time since 2013. Unlike the previous shutdown, which was due to Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act, this time the issue was based around immigration reform. Democrats have continued to push for an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to allow illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to remain in the country.

Their Republican counterparts responded by insisting that funding be approved for additional border security, including for Donald Trump's border wall. Due to both sides not finding a compromise, the government shutdown began as the clock hit midnight last Friday night. Fast forward to present day and the Senate was able to put together a deal and pass a short-term bill to keep the government open through February 8. In response, Trump decided to speak out on the issue during a January 22 statement.

In a statement released to press on Monday afternoon, Donald Trump broke his silence as the government shutdown came to an end.

while taking a sarcastic shot at the Democratic Party in the process. "I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses," Trump said. "We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country," he went on to add. As expected, Trump's reaction didn't go over with many who oppose his administration as critics wasted no time firing back.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's remarks, critics of the president were quick to lash out. "REALLY you stated when campaigning that immigration was one things you'll solve...wall, comprehensive immigration...confused fool," one tweet read.

"I don't believe him. If the Dems accept the tax bill, we will never hear another word about DACA. He lies every day - why should we believe that he will do anything on immigration except to push them out of the country?" another Twitter user posted.

"In other words they are going to renege on their promise to work on DACA by February 8, 2018. Trump is and will always be a liar," yet another tweet stated.

"The problem is that @realDonaldTrump doesn't known what's good for the Country," a follow-up tweet read. "Is he really trying to take credit for doing nothing?" a social media user wondered.