Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has blamed the ongoing partial shutdown of the US federal government on his opponents who he says are playing politics, as the new look Democrat-controlled Congress meets for the first time.
Shortly before newly-elected members were sworn into the House of Representatives, President Trump said that the Democrats were “going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security – and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics!” Those who were recently sworn into included two Muslims.
He claimed that his opponents were doing this since they are aware that they could not win the elections in 2020 “based on all the achievements of Trump.”
On Twitter, he posted: “The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election. The Democrats know they can’t win based on all of the achievements of “Trump,” so they are going all out on the desperately needed Wall and Border Security – and Presidential Harassment. For them, strictly politics!”
Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway, the Senior White House advisor, continued advocating for the border wall, the funding for which is at the centre of the disagreement of the parties.
Today, in an appearance on Fox News, Conway argued that if the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, really cared about migrants who are trying to enter the United States of America, they would support a wall that will be keeping them out.
She stated: “It’s not fair to them [migrants], and if Nancy Pelosi really cared about those kids, she would have at least listened.”
The shutdown has left approximately 25 percent of the US government without any funding, meaning that only essential employees will continue working – however, they will not be paid for their services.
So Far, nine departments, including Justice, Homeland Security, Housing, Treasury, and Agriculture, have been affected by the shutdown, with approximately 800,000 federal workers temporarily laid off due to the funding gap.