With immigration reform heating up over yet another potential government shutdown, Donald Trump is doing his best to deflect the negative attention onto the entire Democratic Party.

Trump on immigration

It was just last month when Democrats and Republicans were unable to find a funding comprise that led to the first government shutdown since 2013. While the government reopened less than 72 hours later, it was only due to a short term solution that approved funding until the middle of February. The main hangup involves immigration, with Democrats pushing to extend the DACA program, while Donald Trump and the Republican Party continue to prioritize border security, including the construction of a border wall.

During a pair of tweets on February 6, Donald Trump put blame on Democrats for not being able to reach a deal. "Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully secures the border, ends chain migration & cancels the visa lottery," he tweeted out by citing a questionable right-wing poll, while adding, "If D’s oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders."

"We need a 21st century MERIT-BASED immigration system," the president added in a follow up tweet.

"Chain migration and the visa lottery are outdated programs that hurt our economic and national security," he concluded.

Quick shots

After sending out his tweets, Donald Trump was quickly hit with a wave of negativity. "Still no mention of the stock market crash yesterday? Why do you always just *comb over* important details?

What are you trying to *cover up*? *Orange* you going to say something as our President?" Greg Shugar tweeted.

"As usual your statistics are not being quoted correctly - can’t believe anything Trump says!" another tweet added.

"7 in 10 Americans don’t support you. Get off your a** and get to work and get something done before the grand jury indictment that brings your unconstitutional presidency to an end," former Hillary Clinton political adviser Adam Parkhomenko added.

"He forgot to blame Obama and Hillary in his tweets today.

Must be slipping under the Mueller pressure," a Twitter user wrote. "You and GOP politics aka attacks on black and brown people are terrible for our country and for the globe," a social media user added. The backlash continued as the country waits on whether or not the Democrats and Republicans can come to an agreement on the issue at hand.