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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:

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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