Trump Praises Himself For Paying The Military During Gov Shutdown — It Totally Backfired
President Trump on Sunday praised the “great work” of his administration to pay members of the Coast Guard during the ongoing partial government shutdown.
The Coast Guard announced last Friday that its workforce would be paid on Dec. 31 through a deal with the Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“The Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Coast Guard have identified a way to pay our military workforce on Dec. 31, 2018,” reads a post on the Coast Guard’s All Hands blog.
“This one-time action applies to military members that served on active duty in the month of December and those reserve military members that drilled prior to the lapse in appropriation,” it continues.
The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Dec. 22 as lawmakers have been at odds over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border.
DHS, under which the Coast Guard operates, is among the agencies not being funded because of the shutdown. Other U.S. military branches are not affected.
Trump took to Twitter to brag it and to try to blame Chuck Schummer for the shutdown.
“Great work by my Administration over the holidays to save Coast Guard pay during this #SchumerShutdown. No thanks to the Democrats who left town and are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans!” Trump tweeted.
Great work by my Administration over the holidays to save Coast Guard pay during this #SchumerShutdown. No thanks to the Democrats who left town and are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018
Then he got hammered:
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck. … I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down."
— Donald J trump, Dec. 11, 2018.
— Lynn_Leslie (@KittenWithAWisk) December 30, 2018
— Nance Tovar (@Akebonofan) December 30, 2018
You know you're on video owning the shutdown, right?
— Big Ounce (@wee_beastie_) December 30, 2018
— Heidi Abrahamson (@HeidiAbrahamson) December 30, 2018
Reminder: Trumpublicans still control every single branch of government.
— Nathan Kendrick (@NateKeNYC) December 30, 2018
It's the Trump shutdown! Wear it proudly you said you would!
— LovingtheSun (@jeangl) December 30, 2018
— TrumperMeisterMeisterTrumper (@MeisterTrumper) December 30, 2018
— Jeff Rogers (@JeffRogers_Indy) December 30, 2018
You are not only the most hated man in the world but also the biggest danger to the US and the world.
Your administration couldn't do a great job unless it involved corruption, greed or criminal activities
— Rania Melhem (@MaggieKat) December 30, 2018
You OWN THIS SHUTDOWN! Everybody knows it too.
— DeniseC (@coachdenise1) December 30, 2018
Nope. Nope. Nope. You claimed it. Its #Trumpshutdown . Its on video dunmy.
— Meaghan Tuohey (@2EKLaw) December 30, 2018
This BELONGS to YOU, @realDonaldTrump!! No matter how LOUD, how MANY WAYS, or how MANY TIMES you say this shutdown is because of someone else, it BELONGS TO YOU!! OWN IT, Mr. BRAVE ONE!!
— Ms. Vee (@MsSunshineVee) December 30, 2018
Dude you said in the White House, I will own the shutdown and all you have down for the last couple of weeks is blame the Democrats. #Trumprageous Get Mexico to pay and get the government working again.
— David Ross (@DavidRo25555613) December 30, 2018
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