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 Democrats now own the shutdown!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
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.
You own the shutdown—your own words, @realDonaldTrump. The Senate UNANIMOUSLY passed a bipartisan solution to avoid a shutdown. Then you threw another temper tantrum and convinced the House to ignore that compromise. #TrumpShutdown pic.twitter.com/h4R7Qk6E1i
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 21, 2018
Trump's words: “I am proud to shut down the government.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) December 21, 2018
Twitter – including some Democrats – went ballistic on Trump for reneging on yet another pledge.
You’re a child. This isn’t hot potato. This is people’s lives. Their small business loan. Their first home loan. Their paycheck and dignity at Christmas.
You were given options to secure the border and avoid a shutdown. You chose chaos. Grow up and lead. https://t.co/BjQjVPKInM
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) December 21, 2018
To recap, in the past 48 hours, Trump has pushed us to the brink of a government shutdown, had his Secretary of Defense resign, and abruptly changed the direction of our Syria policy via Twitter, without consulting his aides or cabinet.
This is a White House in chaos.
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) December 21, 2018
Nope, you already claimed responsibility for it. You don’t get to blame others for not doing your job.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) December 21, 2018
This being the shutdown that you told all of America that would be on YOU?
— Seattle Maven 🍳🍹 Ann Peavey (@SeattleMaven) December 21, 2018
You are not hurting Democrats only. You are hurting millions of Americans who live pay check to pay check. We have long memories
— Lisa Sowieja (@lisa_sowieja) December 21, 2018
Sorry, you already claimed it
— Lara (@lmhampton) December 21, 2018
The entire world saw what Trump said.