President Trump accused Democrats on Thursday of deliberately steering the federal government towards a shutdown — saying they’re retaliating after Republicans handed their tax invoice.
“Home Democrats need a SHUTDOWN for the vacations with the intention to distract from the very talked-about, simply handed, Tax Cuts. Home Republicans, don’t let this occur,” Trump tweeted.
The President stated lawmakers ought to go a stopgap spending invoice “TODAY and preserve our Authorities OPEN!”
Home Republicans unveiled a brand new, stripped-down spending invoice that may punt a lot of the unfinished enterprise tying up the funds course of into subsequent yr.
Democratic leaders aren’t offering votes to go the measure, saying Republicans are ignoring guarantees to guard so-called Dreamer immigrants delivered to the nation illegally as kids. That challenge, together with a hoped-for funds deal to undo a spending freeze on each the Pentagon and home businesses, can be postpone till January.
Final month, Trump was singing a unique tune, reportedly telling pals authorities shutdown can be a very good factor for him politically.
And earlier this yr, a annoyed Trump tweeted that the nation would profit from a shutdown.
“Our nation wants a very good ‘shutdown’ in September to repair mess!”