After President Donald Trump declared an end to the longest government shutdown in American history Friday afternoon, former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly showered praise onto the president. It did not go well.
Trump agreed to sign a continuing resolution opening the federal government until February 15, giving Congress 21 days to pass legislation for his desired border wall or "barrier." If a deal to the president's liking is not presented, Trump threatened another partial shutdown and possibly even declaring a state of national emergency.
"Political chess game continues," O'Reilly wrote on Twitter. "President Trump reopens government - a good thing. Gives Dems three weeks to make a border security deal. Reasonable. Advantage Trump today."
Political chess game continues. President Trump reopens government - a good thing. Gives Dems three weeks to make… https://t.co/hy4WXgVHMh— Bill O'Reilly (@Bill O'Reilly) 1548445700.0
"Advantage Trump?" Really?
Within minutes, Zach Braff torpedoed O'Reilly's take.
"Band still playing," Braff tweeted. "Advantage Titanic."
@BillOReilly Band still playing. Advantage Titanic.— Zach Braff (@Zach Braff) 1548446718.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly You win the internet today. 👍— Anita Tally (@Anita Tally) 1548447906.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly This tweet just won the internet today— James, the anti-vegan (@James, the anti-vegan) 1548447593.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly Omg!!!! And that my friends, is perfection.— Stable genius (@Stable genius) 1548452649.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly Flawless response.— Cnix (@Cnix) 1548448970.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly https://t.co/j7FGLJGVLb— Pladimir Vutin (@Pladimir Vutin) 1548450726.0
Pelosi outmaneuvered Trump, bigly.
@BillOReilly Hahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/I8aKuIis1k— Karen Ⓥ (@Karen Ⓥ) 1548447945.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly Still think it’s Advantage Iceberg.— Gerard (@Gerard) 1548447510.0
@zachbraff @BillOReilly https://t.co/Xn9rIDKs7j— Mary Saint Mazzerello (@Mary Saint Mazzerello) 1548448240.0
@BillOReilly https://t.co/Hx3Atnj3SS— Sharon (@Sharon) 1548446502.0
This is the worst-played game of chess, ever. Trump is still no closer to getting a border wall.
@BillOReilly He agreed to the same deal he disagreed to 35 days ago and proudly shut the government down hurting ov… https://t.co/iQfjB9g9h4— Cathy Greer (@Cathy Greer) 1548446400.0
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has maintained that Democrats will not approve any funding for a wall, though negotiations over "border security" will continue. Nevertheless, Trump vowed to keep up the fight for his wall, futile as it may be.
Cue Twitter mockery.
@BillOReilly LOL— 𝐊𝐢𝐦 𝐋𝐲𝐝𝐨𝐧 🐘🐘 (@𝐊𝐢𝐦 𝐋𝐲𝐝𝐨𝐧 🐘🐘) 1548450103.0
@BillOReilly https://t.co/L05jeWVxsO— rob delaney (@rob delaney) 1548446905.0
@BillOReilly Why did he create the longest shutdown in American history for absolutely nothing in return?— William LeGate (@William LeGate) 1548445906.0
@BillOReilly Lol, you’re kidding right? More like Burger King: zero Speaker Pelosi: 3— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1548446080.0
@BillOReilly @trumps_feed “President Trump punched himself in the nuts for 34 days straight. He stopped. A good thi… https://t.co/O24sOPS8kQ— Baby Yoda’s Burner Account (@Baby Yoda’s Burner Account) 1548446105.0
@RitaCary @BillOReilly Like he agreed to the sensible and obvious solution that Dems have tried to pass ten times s… https://t.co/TRuFZTShHl— Brandon Levey (@Brandon Levey) 1548445912.0
@BillOReilly https://t.co/eJ06fVYj2H— Molly Knight (@Molly Knight) 1548445933.0
@jazmin0809 @BillOReilly @SpeakerPelosi is playing chess while individual 1 is figuring out how to zip up his fly. Thank you Madame Speaker!— Zabzmom (@Zabzmom) 1548450128.0
@BillOReilly "Political chess game" LOL. Nancy Pelosi playing chess; Donald Trump playing Candyland and flipping ov… https://t.co/D15HcCWcxo— Jim Krusas (@Jim Krusas) 1548449276.0
@BillOReilly Trump got the only wall he is going to get on January 3, 2019. https://t.co/qQok4EWjIz— UsHadrons (@UsHadrons) 1548448354.0
The 35-day shutdown accomplished nothing except inflicting pain onto hundreds of thousands of government employees, and voters overwhelmingly blame Trump for the chaos in Washington.