Republicans Will Own The Trump Shutdown

Donald Trump is responsible for a government shutdown. He said it himself, “I will be the one to shut it down.” And Republicans won’t be able to try to blame Democrats. Trump himself even told Democrats, “I’m not going to blame you for it.”


Trump took away a key Republican talking point. Now they will own the Trump Shutdown:


Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “hmm, there goes that GOP talking point.”


CBS’s Ed O’Keefe: “‘I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck,’ President Trump tells Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, robbing Republicans of a potential talking point that it’s Democrats eager to shut down the government.”


Politico’s Jake Sherman: “THE PRESIDENT has just robbed Republicans of the ability to say Democrats are shutting down government.”


NPR’s Kelsey Snell: “To be clear, this statement makes it VERY hard for Congressional Republicans to keep saying a shutdown would be Democrats’ fault. The president is literally claiming responsibility”