Get Ready for Another Shutdown

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Because this shit is about to start all over again.

Just a scant two days after signing a spending bill that will reopen the government until February 15, the AP reports that a Trump aide is now saying the president is fine with shutting down the government again over the wall that’s never happening.

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When asked if the tweeter-in-chief is really prepared to endure a second shutdown in just three weeks, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said he was because of course he is:

“Yeah, I think he actually is. He doesn’t want to shut the government down, let’s make that very clear. He doesn’t want to declare a national emergency. But Mulvaney said that at “the end of the day, the president’s commitment is to defend the nation and he will do it with or without Congress.”

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“Don’t make me hurt you” has become the Trump administration’s battle cry. And even Mulvaney admits that the president just pulls figures out of his ass when it comes to tweeting about the number of undocumented people living in America:

Last month, he put that number at 35 million, while on Sunday he pegged it at 25.7 million-plus — figures offered without evidence. “I’m not exactly sure where the president got that number this morning,” Mulvaney said.

Meanwhile, the president has had yet another busy weekend of irresponsible social media use: taunting recently laid off journalists, making up border wall rhymes, and oh my God I’m so tired we’re all so tired.

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CaptainProton

The more he shuts down government, the more people who fall for the “we need small government” line realise just how much they need a functional government.

After thsi debacle, you can bet anyone working at airport security is looking for a new job already. They don’t get paid enough in the best of circumstances, and now he expects them to do the job for free again? Good luck hiring replacements too.

The airports will be the breaking point again.