Now that Donald Trump has put down his few remaining chips on a border wall he can’t get and a shutdown he can’t end, he’s realizing that he has no way out of this. Like a poor tactician who gets the sinking feeling that he’s screwed himself yet again, Trump is resorting to doing what he usually does in this situation: tweeting ridiculous nonsense in the hope it somehow shifts things in his favor.
Most Americans are accurately blaming Donald Trump for his government shutdown, despite his recent efforts at convincing the public that it’s somehow the fault of the Democrats. So now Trump is trying a new tactic: trying to trick Democratic voters into blaming the Democratic Party. He posted this weird tweet, ending it with a question that had quite a number of people scratching their heads:
“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?”
Suffice it to say that incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff was less than impressed. He fired back: “All government workers in the affected agencies are impacted, Mr. President. Both Democrats and Republicans. Their car payments, rent and mortgage payments, food and medicine bills do not distinguish by party. Your ill-considered shutdown hurts them all.” Trump has attacked and insulted Schiff in the past, but this time Trump had nothing to say in response.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report