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Trump Proves His Words Mean Nothing: ‘Democrats Now Own the Shutdown’

Ten days after Donald Trump promised to accept responsibility for a government shutdown, he’s now saying Democrats will be the ones to blame for it.

The government will go into shutdown tonight if the president and Congress fail to agree on a spending bill that will keep the government running through 2019. Trump spent his Friday morning blasting Democrats for refusing to support the allocation of funds for his Southern border wall, and in his latest tweet, he topped things off by proclaiming “The Democrats now own the shutdown!”

This is quite a departure from last week when Trump had his explosive meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). It was during that meeting when Trump vowed to accept the mantle by saying “I am proud to shut down the government for border security…I will be the one to shut it down, I’m not going to blame you for it.”

Obviously, political observers have noticed this and are collectively shaking their heads:

From Mediaite‘s Colby Hall.

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