Happy Shutdown everyone!
Yes we are in the midst of a shambolic episode during which our incompetent leaders have allowed the federal government to shut down just in time for the holidays, because if this charged time of year needed anything it was more chaos, anxiety, and fear.
While the timing of this massive fumble is particularly bad, Trump has presided over a whopping three shutdowns in 2018 alone. That’s so many that they have their own group Wikipedia entry titled “United States federal government shutdowns of 2018.”
Interestingly back in 2013, when Obama was in office, Trump was highly critical of shutdowns and VERY clear on who should be blamed for them, as this enlightening exchange with Fox & Friends that recently went viral reveals:
FOX HOST: Who’s getting fired? Who’s going to bear the brunt of the responsibility if there is indeed a shutdown of our government?
TRUMP: Well if you say “Who gets fired?” it always has to be the top. I mean problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top. And the President’s the leader and he’s got to get everybody in a room and he’s got to lead and he doesn’t do that, he doesn’t like doing that, that’s not his strength. And that’s why you have this horrible situation going on in Washington. It’s a very, very bad thing and it’s very embarrassing worldwide.
While he may try to deny it, as he always does, there’s no debate about who “owns” the current shutdown as Trump was filmed very recently proclaiming his responsibility for the then-looming possibility of a shutdown in his shouting match with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
It’s certainly not the first time a statement of Trump’s has come back to haunt him.
Trump is a chaos-monger and the sheer unpredictability of his reign has made for an enormous political mess, with key cabinet members like Kelly and Mattis dropping like flies and every day seemingly bringing another debacle.
Calls are increasing for Trump to resign but that would mean admitting he’s made mistakes so don’t hold your breath. Nevertheless to quote Trump himself.. “Well if you say “Who gets fired?” it always has to be the top. I mean problems start from the top and they have to get solved from the top.”
Mr. President, we couldn’t agree more.
Can't disagree with him on this one https://t.co/h1FoHTILZ5— Jim Loes (@JimLoes) December 23, 2018