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Saturday, January 19, 2019

‘We’re Getting Crushed!’ Trump Whines Amid Sinking Polls

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As the Trump shutdown lingers, Trump himself is baffled that his insults, tantrums, and unpopular demands aren’t working.

“We are getting crushed!” Trump told White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, according to the New York Times. Trump, who was reacting to unflattering news coverage of the shutdown, bellowed, “Why can’t we get a deal?”

Trump may be understandably confused. For the past two years, he has relied on insulting congressional leaders and throwing childlike hissy fits in order to get his way. And when Trump lackeys like former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) were in charge of Congress, the GOP would acquiesce to whatever he demanded.…

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New Poll: Americans Will Blame Trump For Shutdown

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If the government enters a shutdown, Americans will firmly blame Trump and the Republican Party for causing it.

new poll from USA Today/Suffolk University shows by almost a 2-to-1 margin (43 percent to 24 percent) that most citizens understand that Trump and his party have — once again — created a shutdown crisis, and that they are to blame.

Overall, a shutdown is an extremely unpopular idea, with 54 percent of Americans opposing the concept.

The country is facing a possible shutdown because Trump and Republicans have continually pushed for wasting billions on a needless and racist border wall.…

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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Want Trump’s Border Wall

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Trump has been threatening to shut down the government over his deluded fantasy of building a 30-foot concrete border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Most Americans (57 percent) don’t want to see the government shut down because of the wall, according to a new poll. Even more Americans (69 percent) don’t think the wall should be an immediate priority for Congress in the first place.

Trump probably knows deep down that he’s not going to get what he wants, and he’s not happy about it.

So before meeting with Democratic leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding (or lack thereof) for the wall, Trump threw a tantrum on Twitter.…

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