With The Country In Crisis, Trump Spent All Day Watching Old videos Of Himself Trashing Obama: NYT
As the nation grapples with a government shutdown, a “diminished” President Trump is hiding from the mess he helped create “holed up in the White House,” ignoring the crisis and watching old videos of himself trashing former President Barack Obama, the New York Times reports.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently touted his ability to make good deals, and said that because of his experience as a businessman, he’d be able to broker never-before-seen deals in Washington D.C. Well, the self-described “master negotiator” seems to be unable to get a deal to keep the government running.
With no deal reached, the so-called president got out the electric Twitter machine to blame Democrats for his lack of leadership.
Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border,” Trump wrote. “They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead. #WeNeedMoreRepublicansIn18 in order to power through mess!
So the “DACA kids” are now “illegal immigrants,” and the guy who killed at least two deals in the past 10 days is complaining about how nobody wants to negotiate with him.
As noted by The Times’ reporter Jeremy Peters, Trump’s inability to lead has allowed himself and his office to be “diminished” in importance as the president spends the government shutdown crisis “holed up in the White House.”
“The president seems somewhat diminished throughout this entire process,” said Peters on MSNBC. “He’s somebody that holds himself up as a master negotiator, but he’s been largely invisible. He hasn’t made a statement, he hasn’t appeared in public.”
“He’s been holed up in the White House as all of this unfolds on Capitol Hill,” Peters said.
According to The Times, Trump spent most of Saturday ignoring the crisis and watching old videos of himself trashing then-President Barack Obama during the 2013 shutdown.
Trump is also annoyed that he has been forced to miss a black-tie fundraiser at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort and blames the shutdown mess for keeping him in Washington. Things are looking up!
Watch the video below: