Today Trump was once again forced to renege on his threats centered around his 16th century ‘wall.’ A large percentage of Americans were aware that if the government shuts down, it will be Trump’s responsibility.
“I tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So, I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down and I’m going to shut it down for border security.”
This was Trump in a heated discussion with Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer in the Oval Office a few days ago. Today he is not quite so willing to accept the blame.
On Wednesday morning, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway sounded a very different note, suggesting that if Congress passed a short-term resolution to keep the government open then Trump would “take a look at that certainly.” Added Conway: “A short term [continuing resolution] — or a CR that goes through February 8 keeps the government up and running but that doesn’t mean the President is backing down from an essential promise, not a campaign promise, a promise as President of the United States and our commander in chief to keep us safe.”
I have never heard as many “suck-ups” as those who are employed in this administration. The application to work in the White House must begin with the question: “Are you willing to constantly kiss Trump’s humongous a**?”
By February 8th the new and improved House will have been in office for more than a month. Trump is not going to get his ‘wall,’ and the members of his cult will see another promise fade away.
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Op-ed by this “Wise Old Fart,” James Turnage
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