In recent days, news broke that a government shutdown was likely after Democrats and Republicans failed to compromise on the immigration deal—specifically details regarding the DACA program and border wall. On Friday evening, the U.S. government did indeed shut down after a shortage of votes from the Senate.
On Saturday morning, President Trump released a series of Tweets in response to the government shutdown. Ultimately, he blamed the Democrats, which majority of the Republicans agree with, despite #TrumpShutdown previously trending on Twitter.
“Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border. They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead,” he began, emphasizing that America needs to elect more Republicans into office this year.
Trump pointed out that the news came on the anniversary of his presidency, sarcastically calling the shutdown a “nice present” from the Democrats.
The President continued, “For those asking, the Republicans only have 51 votes in the Senate, and they need 60. That is why we need to win more Republicans in 2018 Election! We can then be even tougher on Crime (and Border), and even better to our Military & Veterans!”
The White House also released an official response on Friday evening. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released the statement via Twitter, which was consistent with Trump’s suggestion of the Democrats putting illegal immigrants ahead of the citizens of our beloved country.
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