In a Friday night pout, Trump claimed that Democrats want a government shutdown, but what he left out was that he bailed on a deal with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) earlier in the day.
Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous Southern Border. Dems want a Shutdown in order to help diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts, and what they are doing for our booming economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
However, according to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Trump walked away from a deal:
Per Dem @SenBlumenthal :
"There was virtually a deal, a comprehensive agreement between Chuck Schumer & the president, and he walked away from it after he talked to his hard right."
— Lisa Mascaro (@LisaMascaro) January 20, 2018
Trump had an initial deal negotiated in a bipartisan way on DACA, and he walked away. Trump had a deal on Friday, and after talking to Sen. Tom Cotton and the far-right wingers in the administration, he bailed.
There is one man who is responsible for this shutdown, and that is 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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