President Donald Trump was mercilessly barraged on Friday after he tried to blame Democrats for the impending government shutdown - the third on Trump's watch.
"The Democrats now own the shutdown!" the president tweeted.
The president is lying to a degree that should frighten all of us.
The federal government is slated to shut down at midnight because of Trump's belligerence over funding for a border wall. The House late Thursday night passed a $5.7 billion border security measure which is all but doomed in the Senate.
More importantly though, last week, Trump pompously said he would be "proud to shut down the government" in the name of "border security" (his wall).
"If we don't get what we want, one way or the other... I will shut down the government ... So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have the receipts.
Twitter - including some Democrats - went ballistic on Trump for reneging on yet another pledge.
The entire world saw what Trump said.
Does the president think the American people are oblivious, or is he losing his grip on reality?
Trump and the Republicans still control the entire federal government for another two weeks, so this inter-party bickering is pointless. Trump could get a wall if his party wanted one.
Mr. President, this is your shutdown.
In fact, Trump has, on numerous occasions, made it abundantly clear he believes presidents own government shutdowns.
When the government closed in July over DACA, Trump said it was worth it.
There is always a tweet.
Happy frickin' winter.