Unless Democrats and Republicans can reach a deal by Friday, the government could be shut down as a result of their inaction. In an attempt to solve the problem to avoid further negative press, Donald Trump is willing to back off his demand that a government funding bill require money to pay for his proposed border wall.

Colbert on Trump

With his 100th day in the White House approaching, Donald Trump is doing whatever he can to put a positive spin on the story. Since being sworn into office last January, the former host of "The Apprentice" has been forced to deal with an onslaught of criticism and a constant stream of controversy hanging over him.

Whether it's the growing Russian scandal, in-fighting with his own administration between Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, and others, or the trouble he's had getting on the same page with his own party, Trump has had a bumpy road that is reflective in his historically low approval ratings. Despite tweeting out questionable data, the president's favorable ratings have dipped below 40 percent in recent polling. With a government shutdown on the horizon, NBC News reported on Monday that Trump is willing to drop his border wall funding demands, which was highlighted with humor during the April 24 edition of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on CBS.

During part of his opening monologue on Monday night, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert took a hard shot at Donald Trump for being so quick to lessen his demands for a border wall.

"Day 99 is this Friday of the Trump administration and we may have a government shutdown if Congress doesn't pass a budget," Colbert pointed out. "Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for his border wall, which might kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent, so Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses," Colbert said to laughter of the audience.

Colbert doubles down

"Despite estimates that the wall would cost $25 million, Trump was able to negotiate a more competitive bid right out of his a**," Stephen Colbert said, before showing a recent quote by the billionaire real estate mogul.

The quote in question came from the president's recent interview with the Associated Press, where he proposed $10 billion for the border wall, while adding, "if I do a super-duper, higher, better, better security, everything else, maybe it goes a little bit more." Colbert then mocked Trump over his words, noting, "sounds like Trump is either building a wall or a blanket fort." Despite the mockery from the "Late Show" host and others like him, Trump shows no signs of slowing down his rhetoric and style anytime soon.