After approval for a bipartisan budget, Trump calls for a government “shutdown”
Failing to receive approval for his budgetary whims, President Donald Trump has called for the "shutdown" of the government.
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After a $ 1 trillion bipartisan budget proposal was approved - and proposals to finance the border wall and Planned Parenthood's financial cut being strongly rejected - President Donald Trump went again on Twitter to make public his discontent.
“The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” says the 9.01 AM Tweet.
A government "shutdown" would mean that hundreds of thousands of public sector workers would be sent home, closing national parks and museums. The last shutdown lasted 16 days during the Obama administration in October 2013, according to The Guardian.
The President's proposal would be to appeal again to the Nuclear Option, submitting the legislation to a simple majority vote, as was done in early April in the Senate, when Mitch McConnell activated the Option for the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
The President’s impulsiveness adds to his statements about the Civil War - in which more than one historical imprecision came to light - and his conflict of egos with North Korea.