The master of nicknames – who can forget such classics as “Crooked Hillary” and “Little Marco” – has a new one for the partial government closure: it’s now the “Schumer Shutdown,” complete with hashtag, reflecting President Donald Trump’s belief that Democratic leadership intransigence is the main cause of 800,000 federal workers not receiving their regular paychecks.
The Commander-in-Tweet rubbed it in during his early Sunday Twitter messages, accusing his rivals of not being concerned “about the safety and security of Americans!”
Both sides are expected to resume bargaining on a new budget in the New Year, but positions are hardened and mostly center on whether funding for Donald Trump’s wall on the southern border will be part of a new deal.
The tweetstorm so far:
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