Little Donnie got his feefees hurt by Democrats. The spending bill that will fund government until December was a loss for him, or at least that’s what he heard the other morning on Fox and Friends. So Donnie went on a Twitter tear, threatening to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his way. Donnie has made it clear that he thinks the Constitution is “archaic and bad for the country. He’s frustrated that he can’t do anything he wants because of all those inconvenient rules and laws.
After finding out that the spending bill, Donnie decided that what the “country needs is a good “shutdown” in September to fix this mess.” In that same tweet, he called on Republicans to end the legislative filibuster rule which got poo-pooed by the human-hybrid turtle, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who holds the keys to senate.
Then White House Budget Director Mike Mulvaney took the podium during the daily press conference telling reporters that Donnie was unhappy that the Democrats were happy and how badly Donnie’s feelings were hurt:
“The Dems have been trying to claim victory on this, which I think is a very strange way to look at a bipartisan discussion. If you’re in a bipartisan meeting, I think it is very unusual for one group to walk out and start spiking the football and say, ‘We won, we killed the other guys.’ It certainly doesn’t bode very well for future discussions.”
“I think the president is frustrated with the fact that he negotiated in good faith with the Democrats and they went out to try and spike the football to make him look bad. I get that frustration because I think it’s a terrible posture for the Democrats to take.”
“I think what you heard this morning was his sense of frustration over how he’s being mistreated by the Democrats on a bipartisan piece of legislation.”
“You have a president who is able to work with Democrats and Republicans. Again, a little disappointed with the way Democrats acted after the deal was put together.”
“What I think you heard the president express this morning was frustration over how he’s been treated as part of the negotiation. And it may be if things don’t get better, we may get to that point [of a shutdown].”
Mulvaney went further backing a “good shutdown” stating that it would prove Donnie right about government dysfunction. When asked by reporters to define the meaning of a “good shutdown,” he responded, “I don’t know. We haven’t had one.”
The last shutdown in 2013 lasted two weeks and cost the US economy $24 billion. So could someone please explain what a good government shutdown would mean for the economy?