Trump Begs Dems To Avoid Shutdown He Threatened And Wanted Credit For Just Two Days Ago

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It was just two days ago that President Donald Trump had a disastrous and embarrassing meeting with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in which he not only threatened a government shutdown, but also agreed to take the blame for it.

But now Trump is begging Democrats to fund his expensive border wall to avoid the government shutdown he said he would be “proud” to cause, appearing to backtrack on his promise to take the blame and blamed Democrats instead.

During the Oval Office meeting on Tuesday, Trump told Schumer that he would not blame Democrats for the government shutdown he has threatened over his wall funding, that he would take the “mantle.”

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,” Trump said. “I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Surprise, surprise, it turns out that Trump lied. He released a video on Thursday accusing Democrats of being hypocrites on border security and begged them to pass funding to avoid a shutdown.

The problem is that Democrats have gladly passed funding to repair existing fences along the border. Plus, nearly 60 percent of Americans oppose building the wall, which means Democrats are already doing what’s right for the American people by not funding Trump’s vanity project.

Trump royally screwed himself on Tuesday by taking ownership of a government shutdown that hasn’t even happened yet, making it clear that he and Republicans are on the hook for any shutdown, which would occur during the Christmas season.

Twitter users trashed Trump’s post.

It’s time for Trump to abandon his wall fantasy. It’s not going to happen. Republicans will be blamed for any shutdown. After all, the GOP controls the House and Senate and Trump has already taken credit for any government shutdown that occurs if he doesn’t get his way. It’s too late to pretend that Democrats are to blame.


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