The White House Is Ludicrously Blaming Obama For Trump's Government Shutdown

Yolanda Curtis
January 19, 2018

Acosta, noting Mulvaney referred to the situation as the "Schumer shutdown" at the outset of the briefing-the term is also a Twitter hashtag-asked how it could be the Democrats' fault when the GOP controls the White House and both houses of Congress. It is a sign of Republican desperation that they are using the Obama dog whistle in a preemptive attempt to deflect blame away from them for their failure to keep the government open.

He added that the Trump administration "won't politicize this the way the Obama administration did in 2013".

"That's what we do, we run the government, and we will run the government if a bill passes, we will run the government if a bill doesn't pass", he reportedly said.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney scolded CNN reporter Jim Acosta's question Friday suggesting that Republicans could not blame Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) for a potential government shutdown, saying Acosta knew an appropriations bill could not be passed without some Democratic votes. "The 10 votes we need to get to 60 is what is bringing the government to a shutdown and stopping funding of our troops".

Facing the threat of a partial government shutdown, White House officials announced Friday that they have urged federal agencies to begin implementing their plans to address a possible lapse in funding.

Senate Democrats have insisted that as part of the government funding process lawmakers resolve the legal status of the more than 700,000 people brought to the U.S. illegally as children who had been protected under the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "They will not get paid", he continued. The truth of the matter is they're doing the exact same thing they accused the Republicans of doing in 2013.

The federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown at midnight.

The government shutdown in 2018 is happening because Trump blew up a bipartisan congressional DACA deal because he is afraid that any deal immigration will hurt him with his base. The parks will be open; they weren't before. "We can deal with DACA between now and March 5, there's no reason DACA has to be dealt with this week".

Mulvaney, who as a Republican member of Congress helped to orchestrate the 2013 shutdown that lasted 16 days, said chances of a shutdown have "ratcheted up".

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