Trump Abandons Claim He Would Own Shutdown in Tweetstorm: If Democrats Vote No, Government Will Shutdown


President Donald Trump embarked on a frenetic tweetstorm Friday morning in which he laid blame for a potential government shutdown squarely at the feet of Democrats — despite pledging earlier this month to take full responsibility for a shutdown in a televised brawl with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

Trump appears to be doing everything he can to get funding for the centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign. After all, Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan of”Promises Made, Promises Kept” won’t really hold up with his “Build That Wall” base if the signature issue of a Southern border wall doesn’t materialize. And no, Mexico does not appear to be eager to pay for it, but that’s an issue for another post.

Trump first tweeted:

What’s most noteworthy in the tweet above is Trump’s craven attempt to place the blame of a looming government shutdown on the Democrats, when there is video recording saying he would “own” the government shutdown. The art of the deal?

Trump continued to hit Democrats and what he sees as their lack of understanding of wall technology, tweeting, apparently endlessly:

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