Trump Claims He Was ‘Forced’ To Sign Bill Ending Temporary Shutdown

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Shortly after both houses of Congress passed a bill ending the brief government shutdown which began at midnight, President Donald Trump signed the legislation and then grabbed his cell phone so he could tweet out this:

Don’t Republicans control both the House and Senate? If Trump is such a great deal maker and has a majority in Congress, he should be able to pass just about any legislation he wants.

Minutes after the first tweet, Trump sent out another, but this time it sounded like he was pleased with parts the spending bill:

Clearly, Trump wanted to increase military spending to levels never seen before, but funds allocated to things like healthcare, children, and programs that help the neediest people in the country are nothing but a waste of money in his mind. As for DACA, why doesn’t he merely send a draft bill to Congress and negotiate from there?

It almost seems as if Trump is trying to distract from the real problems facing his administration: The resignation of staff secretary Rob Porter, who allegedly beat both of his ex-wives; huge losses by the stock market this week; the Russia investigation.

Trump got plenty of feedback from other Twitter users:

As with most things Trump tweets, give it 24 hours and he’ll probably post the exact opposite of what he said today. But he’ll likely have to do so between rounds of golf at Mar-a-Lago.

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