Donald Trump has pretty much pissed off everyone with a pathetic government shutdown over his border wall. Trump has not only infuriated most of the Americans who voted against him in 2016, but he’s also successfully turned his own party against him.
According to CNN reporter Phil Mattingly, Senate Republicans now feel “burned” by Trump because he backtracked on signing a bill that would have stopped this whole government shutdown from happening in the first place. Thanks to Trump’s hunger for his racist border wall, Trump’s partial government shutdown will likely last into 2019 and there is no end in sight.
In an interview with CNN host Jim Acosta, Mattingly explained how dire the situation is, and how no progress is being made to fix the mess Trump has created. Mattingly explained that while the Republican Party has been doing nothing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will try to open the government in 2019. He revealed just how much the GOP felt betrayed by Trump:
Even though there may be legislative action shortly after Democrats take the majority in the House, there is no sense it’s necessarily going to go anywhere. Senate Republicans feel very burned by what happened last week when the president decided not to sign something that had been agreed to unanimously in the chamber.
Apparently, the Republican Party is in full agreement that they aren’t going to do a damn thing until Trump budges:
They have made clear, they don’t want to move forward on anything until the president signs off, and that basically puts everyone in the same place they have been for a matter of days. Entrenched in their current positions.”
This country is now completely dysfunctional thanks to Trump and the GOP. You can watch the interview below:
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