President Donald Trump said Sunday that he could fully “relate” to federal workers who won’t be getting a paycheck on January 11. And he managed to do so without laughing.
Stopping briefly to speak with reporters before he boarded Marine One for a trip to Camp David, Trump repeated his demand for billions of dollars to construct a wall on the Southern border.
After his monologue, the president was asked by NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell:
“Can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?”
“I can relate.