Is Trump Really This Disconnected from Reality?

One of the most bizarre aspects of this whole fight over DACA and shitholes and Trump’s racism is that Trump seems to think that if the failure to reach an immigration deal results in a government shutdown, he can credibly blame the Democrats for it and the people will go along with that.


And Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump is “worried that Democrats’ unwillingness to put country ahead of their party is what’s stalling things from moving forward, whether it’s the budget or a deal for DACA.” Uh, Donald…repeat after me…”Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House.” You know what that means? It means you have no one to blame but yourselves if there’s a government shutdown. You don’t need a single Democratic vote to pass the budget (even in the Senate, budget bills are done under reconciliation rules, so there’s no 60-vote cloture requirement).

And you’re the one that blew up the DACA deal. There was a bipartisan plan on the table. You called the senators who negotiated it, said you liked it and would sign it, invited them to the White House and then did a total 180 on it. That bill could already have been passed and signed by now if you hadn’t done that. Regardless, there is no reason why that bill has to get done before the budget. You own the government lock, stock and barrel. If there’s a shutdown, it’s completely your fault.

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