Donald Trump opened his mouth and set the Republicans up for a world of problems when he proclaimed that he would love to have another government shutdown.
Trump just shot Republicans in the foot by wanting another government shutdown, in the name of his unpopular immigration policies. pic.twitter.com/1lyWuPKDnw
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 6, 2018
Trump said, “If we don’t change this, get rid of the loopholes, where killers and gang members can come into our country, if we don’t change it, we’ll have a shutdown. We’ll do a shutdown, and it’s worth it for our country. I would love to see a shut down if we don’t get this taken care of.”
Trump wants a government shutdown to boost his racist immigration policies
Trump is suggesting that legal immigrants are in gangs and murdering people. This isn’t the first, second, or even twentieth that Trump has expressed the view that immigrants are murderers. He launched his presidential campaign by calling rapists and murderers. The escalation is logical from the point of view that Trump is sinking under the weight of the Russia investigation. The president is doing all that he can to hold to his base of supporters.
Donald Trump is never going to sign any legislation to keep the Dreamers in the United States because he wants black and brown-skinned immigrants out of the country. Trump has once again opened his mouth and screwed over the Republican Party. There is no pressure on Democrats to vote for any CR that they don’t like. Trump wants a government shutdown, so he will be blamed if the government shuts down.
The only political cover that Republicans had was blown to smithereens because Trump can’t hide his hate for non-white immigrants.