Trump has declined to lead the country and thrown a typo-filled fit aimed at Democrats over the looming government shutdown, and he gets ready to hide out at his Florida club.
Government Funding Bill past last night in the House of Representatives. Now Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate – but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2018
Trump appears to be suggesting that a government shutdown will lead to more Republican victories, because voters are going to blame Democrats and throw them out of office, or he could be stringing random half-thoughts together that whip up the fear of immigrants, blame Democrats for the government shutdown, and also express the need for more Republican victories.
The lack of clarity in this tweet is why the federal government is heading for a shutdown. Presidents are supposed to lead the path to an agreement in times of crisis, but Trump doesn’t make any sense, and it is impossible to understand what he is talking about.
The President should be in the White House working around the clock to get a deal, but Trump is packing his bags to flee to his club in Florida. If the government shuts down, no one can be sure when Trump will come back.
America needs leadership, but instead, we’ve got Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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