Trump Regime

Trump Will Keep The Shutdown Going With a Photo Op

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It remains to be seen how much longer Trump's government shutdown will last, but I believe we can say with a high degree of certainty that it will continue for at least another two weeks.

I believe we can be certain about that because Trump is traveling to the border for a photo op on Thursday.

WASHINGTON – As the partial government shutdown approaches a record length, President Donald Trump will visit the nation's southern border on Thursday to promote his wall plan, officials said Monday.

Trump will "meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis" at the border, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders posted on Twitter. "More details will be announced soon." [...]

As the White House announced Trump's visit to the border, no resolution seemed in sight.

No resolution is in sight, obviously, because of this trip. This is a photo op; a campaign rally.

Assuming Trump returns to Washington after this trip acting like a belligerent dictator, I see no reason to think the government will be funded this week or possibly even the next week unless Senate Republicans finally do what they've already done once before: allow a vote.

Speaking of which, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that the government is currently shut down because of former Speaker Paul Ryan.

The Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill to fund the government with a simple, unanimous voice vote (meaning they didn't even count votes) but Paul Ryan refused to bring it up for a vote in the House just because Trump said he wouldn't sign it.

Ryan's last act in Congress was to screw nearly a million federal workers.

  • katanahamon

    So far it’s all been an unmitigated success. The public is distracted from the 17+ investigations, and those administration officials already incarcerated or plead guilty, the major networks have all agreed to put this serial liar on nationwide, live tv to propagandize his lies..I only hope this leads to his Waterloo…

  • Badgerite

    When trump says that “people will make adjustments” when he talks about the hardships that are being endured by working people because of him and his ffffing political stunts what he means is that he has always gotten away with stiffing the working people before, ( see contractors, creditors, investors and trump Taj Mahal Casino and more as the list is endless including a contractor who provided the ornate chandelier at his third wedding) , so he expects to again this time. He really is a MF POS. He has never been accountable for anything he has ever done in his life. Other people pay the price. And he has carried that over into our own government. And it is the gop and especially gop leadership that enables and encourages this crap. FFFFFFF them.

  • I’m just a little concerned that we may be approaching Trump’s Reichstag fire moment. He probably doesn’t have the brains or courage to pull off a fake attack, but it’s a possibility.

  • Badgerite

    Governor Evers et al were sworn in today as the new executive branch in Wisconsin. It was a wonderful ceremony. He gave a wonderful speech as did others. Full of hope and joy and a sense of Wisconsin’s heritage and possibilities that I have not felt for a decade now at least in this state. About FFFFFFFFFing time.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Ryan’s last act in Congress was to screw nearly a million federal workers.

    So, pretty much that same as any other act Ryan did while in office.

  • muselet

    There is no national security crisis on the southern border, full stop. There is a humanitarian crisis, though. It was deliberately caused by the Trump administration.

    Past administrations have done stupid and cruel things, but none as consistently as this one.

    As for Paul Ryan, I can only quote Sir Philip Sidney: “In short, he was such a man that no one could wish him worse than to be himself.”

    –alopecia

  • mnpollio

    Well Paul Ryan had been screwing the entire country (barring the one-percenters) for his entire tenure. The sad part is that he has left this mess that he helped cause and side-stepped into a high-paying puff position. Would that his salary could be frozen.