CNN’s Victor Blackwell Confronts GOP Rep. Over Shutdown: Where Is Trump’s Leadership on This?


This morning CNN anchor Victor Blackwell confronted one Republican congressman over where exactly the leadership from President Trump is on the shutdown.

“The President has not said anything to the American people, to the camera, released a video, said something,” he said to Congressman Markwayne Mullin. “Beyond where’s the leadership, where’s the leader? Where is the President on all of this? Why isn’t he talking to a camera?”

Mullin said that the President is talking to members of Congress, but Blackwell shot back that he works for the American people and should address them directly.

“Why is the president not speaking to the American people?” he asked. “Don’t the American people deserve to hear from their president?”

The President has taken to Twitter since the shutdown deadline passed:

Watch above, via CNN.

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