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Trump Says Democrats ‘Own’ Government Shutdown After Saying He Would Shoulder The Blame

Donald Trump summoned Senate Republicans to the White House this morning in a rallying cry to get them to somehow pass the newly-approved House spending bill that includes $5 billion for Trump’s border wall.

Remember the 2016 campaign? 

‘Who’s gonna pay for ‘the wall?’ ‘Mexico!’

Mind you, you need 60 votes in the Senate to pass a spending bill. There are nowhere near enough Democratic votes (if one) to get close to 60.

But Trump took to Twitter this morning already blaming the Democrats for any government shutdown that might occur tonight at midnight.

But if you take a little trip on the Wayback Machine, you’ll recall on December 11th in a nationally televised Oval Office meeting, Trump said:

“If we don’t get what we want, one way or the other, I will shut down the government. So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. I’ll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government.”

As Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer points out, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to keep the government open and running.

In the case of a shutdown, nine federal departments and a number of agencies – Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, State, Transportation and Treasury Departments – will all shutter.

More than 420,000 people will work without pay and an additional 380,000 workers will be furloughed.

Right before Christmas.

#ThanksTrump

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