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Deputy Press Sec to Fox and Friends: Trump’s a ‘Real-Life Superman’

The morning after the Senate was unable to agree on a spending bill that would keep the government open, leading to a partial shutdown, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley appeared on President Donald Trump’s favorite program to provide the White House’s take on the situation.

With Trump taking to Twitter this morning to place the blame solely on Democrats for the shutdown, Gidley not only repeated those talking points on Fox & Friends but claimed that the president was an actual superhero by standing up for Americans.

Co-host Pete Hegseth introduce Gidley on the program by reading a statement from Democrats that said the shutdown was the result of a failure of leadership by Republicans and the president. The statement also dinged the GOP for recently passing a “massive tax break” for their “wealthy donors.” Hegseth asked the White House spokesperson where the Democrats were going with this by claiming “this is all about greed.”

“Nobody is buying that — look you guys are sitting with a former TV Superman in Dean Cain,” Gidley responded while referencing co-host Cain’s past television role. “I’m working for a real-life Superman over my shoulder in Donald Trump.”

He added, “He stood up to the American people last night. He did not bend. He did not break.”

Gidley went on to state that Democrats played politics with people’s lives and that they don’t want a solution for anything, asserting that the party just wants to run against the president.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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