On Saturday, the White House released a handful of images of the president working during the government shutdown; what happened next probably won't surprise you. "Unfortunately, we can not answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding - including funding for our troops and other national security priorities - hostage to an unrelated immigration debate", the message plays, ABC News confirmed.
"Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down", the message continues.
Q: What about president trump?More news: 15-year-old girl shot in Texas high school cafeteria
The shutdown comes after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a budget, despite having the votes of five Democrats on their side. "Unfortunately, we can not answer your call today". "That is an impossible position on which to negotiate".
On Sunday, Sanders tweeted, "Democrats can shut down the government, but not the booming Trump economy, millions of new jobs, low unemployment for women, blacks & hispanics, tax cuts for families and businesses, ObamaCare individual mandate repeal, or winning campaign to defeat ISIS".
I think these people are trying to start an actual civil-war.
Trump has already killed two Senate deals on DACA, so it is easy to understand why Senators would want him nowhere near their negotiations.More news: Lam Research (LRCX) Receives "Buy" Rating from DA Davidson
In the shutdown, USA government workers were told to stay home or, in some cases, work without pay until new funding is approved in the first federal government shutdown since a 16-day funding lapse in October 2013, Reuters reported.
The Senate leaders are hoping to come to an agreement to keep the White House open and funded until February 8. Republicans sought more time for talks, but Democrats refused. While a vote is scheduled in the Senate on Monday, it is still short of the 60 Republicans and Democrats needed to move forward.
White House communications personnel who have been furloughed left automatic email responses blaming Democrats for the government shutdown.More news: After false missile alarm, Ige couldn't log on to Twitter