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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

While he tried to declare victory in ending the government shutdown fight on Friday, it seemed no one in the world bought President Donald Trump’s transparently ridiculous spin.

In a Rose Garden speech, Trump said the government will reopen for three weeks while debates about border security funding continue. Though he claimed to have secured concessions from Democrats, this was flatly untrue — the solution is exactly what the opposition party has been demanding since the shutdown began 35 days ago.

In other words, all the pain, anxiety, and uncertainty caused by the president’s shutdown was completely pointless.

Here’s how people reacted to his speech:

 

Donald Trump in El Paso

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

The city of El Paso, Texas, announced on Tuesday that it had hired a law firm to collect on $569,204 it is still owed by Donald Trump's presidential campaign for costs associated with a February 2019 rally.

"A lot of us have been concerned about this outstanding invoice, about the amount of money that is owed to us by the Trump campaign," said local Rep. Peter Svarzbein said during a city council meeting.

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