Donald Trump Threatens To Shut Down His Own Government If He Doesn’t Get His Way

Former reality show star Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to say that he is willing to allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to immigration laws that his administration wants. The so-called president* wants to shut down his own government to fund the ego-wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. Let that sink in. I don’t ever recall a sitting president* threatening to shut down the government but here we are.

“I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!” President Exlcamation Mark tweeted. “We need great people coming into our Country!”

Trump’s threat went down about as well as you’d expect on Twitter.

This is, of course, just another distraction. For example, Trump is holding another (!!!) rally on the 31st and that happens to be the same date as former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s trial in which 35 witnesses will be called to testify.