Jan 21, 2018

Trump and White House Staff Showed Laughing in Photo after Shutdown

Trump and White House staff shown smiling on Jan 20, 2018
hours after the government shutdown. Official White House
photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.
For President* Trump and Republicans, their shutdown is "kind of cool," (Mick Mulvaney, director of White House Office of Management and Budget).

Last year Trump said several times he was in favor of a shutdown, calling the shutdown "good" and politically advantageous for Republicans:

May 2, 2017:  Trump writes: "Our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September (2017) to fix mess!" (CNN), (Twitter).

November 30, 2017: President Donald Trump has told confidants that he thinks a shutdown of the federal government might be positive for him politically, according to The Washington Post, (CNBC).

Why are Trump and White House staff smiling in the White House photo released just hours after the shutdown?

They got what they wanted, and it's no skin off of them, they beleive; in fact they believe the shutdown helps Republicans.

Trump and Republicans are playing games and enjoying themselves at our country's expense.

Meanwhile, the White House is embarrassing itself again in an effort to show Trump hard at work leading the fight for a solution to their shutdown.

As usual, the message is mixed and unconvincing.

White House portrays Donald Trump hard at work during government shutdown

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