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Trump Says He ‘Can Relate’ to Workers Not Paid During Shutdown, But ‘They’ll Make Adjustments’

President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House on Sunday that he “can relate” to federal workers who can’t pay their bills because of the shutdown.

“Mr. President, can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?” asked NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell.

“I can relate,” Trump replied. “I’m sure that the people that are on the receiving end will make adjustments, they always do, and uh, they’ll make adjustments, people understand exactly what’s going on.”

Trump added that “many of those people that won’t be receiving a paycheck… agree 100% with what I’m doing.”

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O’Donnell followed up by asking “how much pain [Trump is] willing to withstand politically.”

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