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Trump Is OK With Shutdown Because ‘Most Of The People Not Getting Paid Are Democrats’

On Thursday, Donald Trump continued his feud with Democrats on Capitol Hill over funding for a border wall, claiming in a ranting tweet that most of the hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or forced to work without pay due to a partial government shutdown are Democrats.

“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking, Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country,” he tweeted.

“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?” he added.

Trump did not provide an explanation for his claim.

The border wall has been the focal point of government funding negotiations between Congress and the White House.

The Senate initially passed a bill without the border wall funding, but Trump, after facing pressure from several conservative allies, declared the next day he would not sign it without money for his signature campaign promise.

The House last week passed a bill with $5.7 billion in wall funding, though it was seen as dead on arrival in the Senate as it was clear it would fail to reach a 60-vote hurdle.

Democrats will have significantly more leverage in negotiations come Jan. 3, when the party officially takes control of the House of Representatives.

Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called funding for the wall a “nonstarter.”

Here’s Trump Twitter rant:

Twitter users were quick to respond, and it wasn’t pretty:

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