Trump Blames Democrats For His Impending Government Shutdown In Twitter Rant

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President Donald Trump had yet another meltdown on Twitter Friday morning about border wall funding in a desperate effort to blame Democrats for the impending government shutdown he took the blame for just over a week ago.

House Republicans added $5.7 billion of wasteful wall spending to a continuing resolution on Thursday after Trump refused to sign a bipartisan deal passed by the Senate that did not including the funding he demanded, setting up a showdown that could result in a government shutdown ahead of Christmas.

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Trump spent Thursday evening bragging about the House vote even though the original Senate bill would have had more support.

On Friday morning, Trump launched a desperate assault on Democrats in an attempt to shift the blame onto them if a government shutdown occurs, all while prematurely declaring victory and bragging about himself.

Nice try, but there is literally a video of Trump taking all the credit for a government shutdown over wall funding from just a week ago.

During an Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Trump promised to take all the blame for a shutdown.

“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.”

Here’s the video via YouTube.

Trump made it impossible for himself or Republicans to blame Democrats for a shutdown, and he clearly broke his promise to not try to blame Democrats for it.

Using the so-called “nuclear option” to pass a partisan bill that most Americans do not support would be damaging to Senate Republicans, who are at risk of losing power in 2020. The Senate already passed a perfectly good bill and Trump rejected it in favor of one that does not have nearly as much support. This government shutdown is on him and him alone.

 

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