Facing the prospect of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack Democrats who he says are to blame.
“I promise to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the government. Politics!” Trump tweeted April 27, one of several he sent out on the subject.
The reality is, it’s possible the government could run out of money and thus shut down if a funding bill isn’t passed by the end of the day Friday, April 28. And while Democrats have a bit of leverage in that fight, Trump far exaggerates the stakes and conveniently leaves out Republicans’ role — as well as his own — in the negotiations.
Here are the relevant Trump tweets and the context you need to understand them:
“The Democrats want to shut government if we don’t bail out Puerto Rico and give billions to their insurance companies for OCare failure. NO!”
“I want to help our miners while the Democrats are blocking their healthcare.”
“What’s more important? Rebuilding our military – or bailing out insurance companies? Ask the Democrats.”
“Democrats used to support border…
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