Trump Says ‘The U.S. Needs a Good ‘Shutdown’. Democrat’s Response Is Perfect
In another sigh of mental instability, president Donald Trump descended into another Twitter rant, calling for “good shutdown” in September to fix the “mess” in government.
In his twitterstorm, Trump also expressed frustration that legislation needs 60 votes in the Senate because of the filibuster, saying it would be necessary to elect more Republicans or “change the rules.”
“The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” he wrote in a series of tweets.
Congress is poised this week to approve a deal to fund the government through September, the first major bipartisan legislation of Trump’s presidency.
The measure will spare the president a damaging government shutdown, but it does not include funding for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border or include language stripping federal money from so-called sanctuary cities, both of which the White House demanded at the outset of negotiations.
The White House also backed off a threat to withhold ObamaCare subsidy payments to insurance companies.
Trump’s comments are likely to irk top Republican lawmakers, who have been frustrated by Trump’s repeated dictatorial attempts to intervene in the legislative process.
Democrats quickly fired back at Trump’s remarks:
“Nope. Our country needs a White House shutdown. Working on it,” Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeted.