Fed Up Federal Employee Tears Trump Apart During Live TV Interview: Watch
Donald Trump continues to gloat about the government shutdown, saying that federal employees are happy about it because it means that the wall would be funded. That obviously isn’t the case.
On Friday, as the government shutdown goes into its third week, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin sat down with furloughed IRS employee, Terry Scott, who told the network about his financial struggles since the shutdown began 14 days ago.
Scott mentioned that he is living off of his savings and is worried about paying for his basic needs.
“This has nothing to do with federal employees. The president is taking the position that he wants on the wall and then furloughing us in order to get it, that’s very insulting,” he said.
“It is very possible that they could have their separate discussions about building this wall and 800,000 employees be at work. But to just carve us out and to use us till he gets what he wants, that’s very hurting and very insulting to the average federal employee,” Scott added.
“Are you spending your savings because of this?” Baldwin asked.
“Yes, and I speak for some 750 federal employees that are within my chapter. I spoke to a parent today whose daughter’s tuition is about to become due. People would have to dip into their savings because there is no paycheck,” he said.
He added, “It is a huge impact when people are uncertain about when we’re going to return to work, how long they’re going to have to continue to dip into their savings in order to make it. No paycheck coming in but guess what, the bills don’t stop because we’re furloughed.”
Take a look at the video clip below: