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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.

Then he got hammered:

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