In his own words.
“…I will take the mantle of shutting down…”
Ten days ago:
Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi
National Security & Defense
Issued on: December 11, 2018
THE PRESIDENT: I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems and drugs pouring into our country. So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
The Democrats now own the shutdown!
9:07 AM – 21 Dec 2018
His base believes him.
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