On Monday, President Trump and his administration met with Democrats again, in an attempt to end the government shutdown, which was manufactured by the left, and went into effect on Friday evening.
With an 81-18 vote in the Senate to break the Democrats’ intentional shutdown of the government, funding will continue until February 8th.
With their latest stunt, the Democrats proved to the country that their desire to cater to undermine President Trump far outweighed their desire to help the American people.
By intentionally causing a government shutdown, Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi further alienating the American voters, and bringing more ire and scrutiny down upon the badly damaged Democratic Party.
Republican lawmakers and pundits mocked Schumer and the Democrats for their embarrassing behavior, and quickly pointed out that Schumer was essentially offered the same deal on Friday, but balked, likely in order to force his publicity stunt shutdown that was widely unpopular.
On Twitter, Democrats, Trump supporters and #NeverTrumpers alike agreed on one thing for once – Team Schumer lost this one badly.
Shutdown Schumer caved-military paychecks saved; @POTUS holds-Schumer folds. Lessons learned-Schumer burned; Build the wall-or lose it all.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 22, 2018
.@SenateDems shut the government down to end up exactly where they began…both sides willing and trying to reach an agreement on DACA. It was never time sensitive and had nothing to do with the CR. Way to go, Dems. Genius move. #SchumerShutdown
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) January 22, 2018
Democrats: Give us executive amnesty or we’ll shut down the government!
Republicans: No. Fund the government.
Democrats: Okay fine.
Well done, Chuck.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 22, 2018
I doubted it was possible, but Dems have actually lost a shutdown fight. Schumer has agreed to end the filibuster in exchange for practically nothing. Make no mistake: Schumer & Dems caved. What a political fiasco.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 22, 2018
Dems shutdown the government for 3 days.
Here’s what they got:
• Messaging win for Trump
• Full Schumer surrender to McConnell
• Cave to GOP demands (filibuster, DACA)
• Pointless messaging war with military, CHIP funding
• Demoralization of their base
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 22, 2018
Democrats haven’t really decided between:
Message 1—”The shutdown is Republicans’ fault.”
Message 2—”It’s worth shutting down the government because DACA, etc. is so important.”
Instead, there’s been a roughly even mix of both. And those messages sort of contradict one another. https://t.co/wjAluDgbaj
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 22, 2018