The US Government Shutdown Is Back Down


Last night, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has faced criticism from disappointed supporters as he announced a deal which would allow the government employees back to work.

A 35-day impasse over the funding for the much-touted wall of Trump to run across the southern border with Mexico.

The $5.7 billion barrier was a mainstay of the 2016 election campaign of Trump, and backing down was seen as a sign of weakness by many conservative commentators.

In a tweet that was posted by Ann Coulter, a Right-wing pundit and a long-time supporter of President Trump, she stated: “Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States.”

In an interview with HBO’s Bill Maher, Coulter stated: “I’m telling you how to get Trump: He promised something for 18 months and he lied about it. That’s how you get Trump – it’s not this Russia nonsense.”

However, for a president who is already dealing with crises on various fronts, the government shutdown has affected his hopes for a re-election.

His already slim 40 percent approval ratings dropped to as low as the mid-30s during the shutdown as many American federal employees went without two paychecks.

The US President has also hinted that this will not be the last time that we hear of the wall, with speculation rising that he could declare a national emergency over illegal immigration.

The US government funding plan will keep federal employees at work — avoiding damaging outcomes such as cuts to law enforcement and delayed flights — until the 15th of February.

Mike Cernovich, a conservative commentator stated: “Trump is a broken man.” He added that one of the most senior Democrats of the country and the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi, has outmanoeuvred him.