Trump Puts Democrats on Blast for Ongoing Shutdown Obstruction

In a series of tweets kicking off the week, President Donald Trump blasted Democrats in Congress for utterly failing to live up to their campaign promises. Reminding voters that Democrats promised to put Washington back to work for the people, he contrasted that vow with the ongoing government shutdown, which now lingers into its second month.

“Democrats campaigned on working within Washington and ‘getting things done!’ How is that working out? #2020TAKEBACKTHEHOUSE,” Trump wrote.

Later, he challenged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the incongruity and hypocrisy of her political stances.

“If Nancy Pelosi thinks that Walls are ‘immoral,’ why isn’t she requesting that we take down all of the existing Walls between the U.S. and Mexico, even the new ones just built in San Diego at their very strong urging. Let millions of unchecked ‘strangers’ just flow into the U.S.,” the president wrote.

President Trump is an adept counter-puncher and a master of the quick-witted insult, both of which served him in his campaign for president. What goes less noticed is his ability to cut through the politically correct nonsense and go straight for the jugular. He has an expert’s eye for finding the weak point in his political opponents and exposing that vein for the world to see. Thus, you have the above tweet, which is one of the more effective arguments he has made since the shutdown began. Rarely have we seen a Republican point out Democrat hypocrisy with that kind of ease and clarity. This one might just move the needle in a way that Pelosi isn’t ready for.

But the president wasn’t finished.

“Four people in Nevada viciously robbed and killed by an illegal immigrant who should not have been in our Country. 26 people killed on the Border in a drug and gang related fight,” he continued. “Two large Caravans from Honduras broke into Mexico and are headed our way. We need a powerful Wall!

“Democrats are kidding themselves (they don’t really believe it!) if they say you can stop Crime, Drugs, Human Trafficking and Caravans without a Wall or Steel Barrier. Stop playing games and give America the Security it deserves. A Humanitarian Crisis!” he concluded.

The fact of the matter is that Democrats, after rejecting out of hand Trump’s magnanimous compromise on Saturday, now own this shutdown. It is up to President Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress to make that argument over and over again until it sticks. They will have to battle a landslide of biased media coverage to get the message through to the people, but that makes it all the more essential that everyone get on the same page.

We’re convinced this shutdown battle is winnable; all it takes is for the American people to finally wake up and realize what Trump is trying to accomplish…and, more to the point, who the Democrats are actually fighting for.

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