“I am proud to shut down the government”

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Congressional Republicans hoping they could blame Democrats for a partial government shutdown ran into a problem this morning.

The problem is Trump announcing that he would be "proud" to own a shutdown.

“Yes, if we don't get what we want, one way or the other [...] I will shut down the government. And I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck."

You can see that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is visibly pleased by Trump's willingness to own a shutdown.

Just because Trump said this today doesn't necessarily mean we will see a partial government shutdown on December 22nd, but if we do it's clear who's responsible for it.

  • Badgerite

    The gop still controls Congress, both houses, until January. If they shut the government down before then it is because trump’s wall of stupid cannot garner enough gop votes. That should be obvious. If he shuts the government down by refusing to sign the CR they plan to give him, it is because he could not get enough gop votes to pass it just as he could not get enough gop votes to pass his ACA repeal bill. Simple enough.

  • muselet

    If you listen carefully, right after Donald Trump said he is proud to shut down the government, you’ll hear what sounds like distant thunder.

    That’s the sound of every White House staffer facepalming simultaneously.


  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Trump is a bully and a coward. If it’s up to him to veto a bill to cause a shutdown, he’ll sign the bill. He LOVES signing things and HATES taking responsibility for anything.

    • Nefercat

      Good point. Would he really have the guts to “fire” the government?

  • Draxiar

    He’s got to be thinking that he looks like he’s taking a staunch principled stance on something he believes in for his cult (who will love him for it)…like he’s a martyr for his people.

  • katanahamon

    Meanwhile, disgusting shill Jason Chaffetz goes on Fox where even they call out his conspiracy theories…I’m having some dark thoughts concerning that evil one…

  • Nefercat

    “but if we do it’s clear who’s responsible for it.”
    Yes, it is! Because on December 22nd, he will announce that it is “Chuck and Nancy’s” fault because they want “open borders” and don’t care about white American women being raped by Mexicans before he gets his chance to do the grabbing and raping.

  • katanahamon

    They should have asked him how many payments for adulterous sex should disqualify a “president.”