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Donald Trump is home from his Iraq distraction and back to yapping about his partial government shutdown. In yet another tweet trying to blame the whole thing on Democrats—even though Trump told Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that “If we don’t get what we want I will shut down the government. I am proud to shut down the government for border security. … I will take the mantle for shutting down the government”—Trump offered up one reason he’s happy to keep around 420,000 federal workers on the job without pay and another 380,000 furloughed.

“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats,” Trump tweeted. So why should he worry about them? In Trump’s world, only Trump voters count—and if they’re the kind of people who live paycheck to paycheck, even Trump voters only count a little.

Trump’s tweet is yet another signal that his shutdown won’t be ending anytime soon. Most members of Congress are back home in their districts and they haven’t been given the heads up to get back to Washington for a vote. Meanwhile, Trump’s Freedom Caucus friend Rep. Mark Meadows is publicly egging Trump on, telling CNN that “If they believe that this president is going to yield on this particular issue, they’re misreading him,” and one of Trump’s top economic advisers is insisting that the shutdown won’t affect the economy, even though we know that previous shutdowns have been a drag on the economy. So Trump is surrounded by people telling him to stay the course, whatever the cost to federal workers and the people they serve.

But soon he’s going to be dealing with Nancy Pelosi.

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  1. He is supposed to be President (use word lightly) and he makes a comment like this. I hate this POS and hope he drops dead. Nothing but pure evil> He’s not my president and never will be.

    • I totally agree Robert. Im an Aussie and his incompetence is buggering up our economy, not to mention the 4000 Aussie troops we have in the middle east, supporting American soldiers. We have these Issis bastards on the ropes n he buggers everything up with a phone call. Also puts a picture of covert opps troops on the WWW, how stupid is this Galah!

  2. I agree with you and the sooner he is gone the safer this country can be…all tho Pence is not much better and equally worthless -they are absolutely sickening each and every day hearing their lies and distortions

    • This administration must be so difficult for the average American to stomach. Ive followed DT since he started, at first i thought he was just incompetent. Now two years later, hes the most dangerous person on the planet!. It bothers me that our neighbours Indonesia, Malaysia and all of south east Asia, have all started pumping billions of dollars into their armed forces, as are we…im concerened for my g/kids ???


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