REALITY CHECK: Trump Is Responsible For The Government Shutdown

During his cabinet meeting today, Trump doubled down on the Trump Shutdown, saying he will keep the government shut down for “as long as it takes.” Trump also peddled more lies to try to pass blame for the hundreds of thousands of workers who are suffering because they don’t know when their next paycheck will come.


TRUMP TODAY: Trump said he thinks Americans think he’s right to shut down the government over his border wall.


Trump: “I think the people of this country think I’m right.”


REALITY: A majority of voters oppose the Trump Shutdown.


A majority of voters oppose Trump shutting down the government over border wall funding, while only 29% support it.


TRUMP TODAY: Trump tried to blame Democrats for the government shutdown.


Trump today: “We are in a shutdown because Democrats refuse to fund border security.”


REALITY: Trump is responsible for the government shutdown. Trump said so himself, and Americans agree.


Trump: “I will be the one to shut it down.”


Trump to Democrats: “I’m not going to blame you for it.”


Reuters: “More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown”