DNC on Trump’s “Compromise” Deal

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after President Trump outlined a “compromise” deal to end his government shutdown:


“We are now 29 days into the longest government shutdown in American history. Federal workers are waiting in long lines at food banks to feed their children. And Donald Trump has rolled out yet another stunt to avoid responsibility and deflect blame. This isn’t a compromise; it’s a non-starter. If the president is actually interested in getting something done, he should reopen the government and restart good-faith negotiations.


“Democrats have already voted several times to reopen the government. We are ready right now to pass legislation to fund common-sense, effective border security. All Trump has to do is set aside his ego and put the American people first for once.”