Trump cited a Fox News poll on immigration to claim that government workers who are going without a paycheck agree with him 100% on the government shutdown.
Trump said, “I can relate. I’m sure the people that are on the receiving end will make adjustments. They always do. People understand what’s going on. Many of those people that won’t be receiving a paycheck, many of those people agree 100% with what I’m doing. I will tell you; I just saw a poll. 75% — it was on Fox. I saw a poll. 75% said that immigration is so important. It is. It’s a very big issue.”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 6, 2019
Trump can’t relate to people who are living paycheck to paycheck
The fact of the matter is that Trump can’t relate to people who are living paycheck to paycheck. Donald Trump was born rich. He has spent his entire life working for his father or himself. Trump has never had a boss that was a family member or himself. He has no idea what it is like to depend on a paycheck for survival.
It is absurd to think that government workers support Trump’s shutdown 100%. It is statistically virtually impossible to get 100% human agreement on any question, especially one that involves personal finances. Trump took something he saw on Fox News and turned it into a unanimous agreement on his shutdown.
Trump thinks that Fox News is America, and he is using his favorite TV channel to live in a fantasy world, which Fox knowingly helps feed on a daily basis because Trump’s fantasy is that of the far-right Fox News viewer. Trump is governing by watching Fox News and getting his ego stroked.
Donald Trump has gone from lying about reality to becoming completely detached from it.
TSA workers are calling in sick so that they can work at other jobs that will pay them. Trump’s roughly 35% support is not America, and he is setting himself up to be a one-term president with the false belief that they are.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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