Both can’t be true

Trump says:

  • most of the employees affected by the shutdown are Democrats
  • many of the employees affected by the shutdown support the wall and shutdown

Most Democrats oppose the wall.  Both statements can’t be true.  I think they’re both lies with no documentation to support them.


Trump is losing in the polls

The majority is still opposed to the wall and blame Trump for the shutdown.

As I saw someone say on Twitter, prior presidents knew when to give up because they did not have support:  Clinton abandoned health care and Bush gave up on privatization of Social Security.

This phony has no idea how to make a deal.  He is surrounded by the cocoon of right wing media and doesn’t know what the public really thinks.

It should be noted that this poll shows support for the wall is up but it’s still a minority position.

Of course, Trump lies about polls like he lies about everything else:

No easy way out of the shutdown

Trump has no easy way out.  He says he wants to compromise but offers nothing.  There is no reason for the Democrats to give in on a wall that the majority of the public does not support.  Only the Trump cult wants it based on the phony border crisis.  The article from Politico linked to below is alarming – he may not even end the shutdown if he issues a declaration of emergency to get the wall built.

He only cares what his base and Fox News think.  He has no interest in being president of the entire country.  He’s not a deal maker.  Sometimes, he changes his mind after he appears to agree to something.  He sees everything as winning and losing – that’s not making a deal.

White House warns shutdown could carry on after emergency declaration

Will the shutdown affect federal recruiting?

I am sure that it will.  I am also sure that many Republicans who oppose government services will see this as a benefit of the shutdown.  Who will want to work for the government and take the risk of not getting paid?  It will be much harder to get talented people to work for the government.  I was a federal employee for almost 38 years and thought it was an excellent place to work with dedicated employees doing their best to help the public.

This is in addition to the long-term damage Trump has done to the State Department and the EPA.  He doesn’t believe in the mission of either one.  It will be hard to rebuild them after he is gone now that people see their work can just be thrown away if someone like Trump is elected.

Smaller government? Some Trump supporters cheer the shutdown

The Trump administration doesn’t understand the plight of employees affected by the shutdown

The wealthy people running the Trump administration don’t understand the financial situation of many federal workers.  This is so callous and disgusting.  How can Hassett say they are better off?  That’s nonsense!!




Trump’s endless lies about the border

He lied before he went to the border.

He lied when he visited the border.

He’s lying now after his trip to the border.

There is no crisis.

Drugs primarily come in through legal checkpoints – the wall wouldn’t stop that.

Everyone wants better border security – the wall is not the best method.

Shutdown update 1/9/19

Little Donald threw a temper tantrum today.  He’s not going to get his way and he is harming the country.  He is a deal breaker, not a deal maker.  Nobody knows exactly what he would accept.

The majority does not want his wall and blame Republicans for the shutdown.


You can bet on how many false statements Trump will make tonight

I would take the over.  He’s going to crush 3.5.

The impact of Trump’s shutdown

The impact is being felt by federal employees, contractors and users of government services.  It is all Trump’s fault and totally unnecessary.