Government Shutdown Over a Wall
The president has threatened to shut down the government if Democrats refuse to allocate $25 billion to the border wall.
The president’s declaration came in the form of yet another early-Sunday morning tweet.
The tweet apparently caught senior Capitol Hill Republicans off guard, and once again caused a flurry of confused chaos as White House staff attempt to interpret the president’s words.
Despite the fact that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to green-light funding for the wall in exchange for protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program the last time we faced a government shutdown, the president has decided to make it the end-all-be-all issue once more.
Some have speculated that a Sunday morning “Fox and Friends” segment may have been the trigger for the president’s latest twitter tantrum.
Either way, it is yet another demonstration of the president’s complete disregard for the effects of a government shutdown on the people of this country as well as his nonchalant attitude towards being virtually single-handedly responsible for the consequences.
Such disregard for the federal government, its employees, and the people it is meant to serve and protect is a clear sign of his ineptitude for the position he holds.
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