Trump to McConnell: Use the nuclear option!

Trump got up this morning and started tweeting and it’s been all about the need for a wall and the potential government shutdown if the Senate doesn’t pass one.

Here’s how Trump started, explaining that if Democrats don’t vote for the wall in the Senate it will be a Democrat shutdown:

Why Democrats should vote for a wall…




There will be a shutdown for a very long time if Democrats vote no…



And then Trump gets a bright idea and tells Mitch McConnell to use the NUCLEAR OPTION:

I’m guessing he got it from Steve Daines…

To sum up, we’ve gone from needing Democrat votes for the wall to McConnell being told to kill the filibuster and push it through that way.

Not to be nitpicky, but if McConnell doesn’t use the nuclear option, does it mean he now bears responsibility for the government shutdown? After all, the country is counting on him.

In any event, looks like there’s a lot of pressure on Republicans in the Senate to get this done. Today will be fun!

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