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The #GovernmentShutdown is now the longest in U.S. history! Here are the top 10 reasons why the #TrumpShutdown is Donald Trump's fault. (THREAD - PLEASE RT)
1) Trump REJECTED a bipartisan compromise in early 2018 that would have provided billions of dollars in #BorderWallFunding in exchange for protecting the #Dreamers. #TrumpShutdown
2) The #TrumpShutdown started before Christmas, when the GOP held majorities in both the House and Senate. @SpeakerRyan still held the gavel & even he couldn't pass wall funding. #EndTheShutdown
3) Illegal border crossings are at a historic low. This is not an emergency. Most undocumented immigrants overstay visas rather than cross a border illegally. #TrumpShutdown
4) At a margin of 100-0, the Senate passed a clean continuing resolution, with #NoWallFunding, the week before Christmas to keep the government open. Trump rejected the CR. #TrumpShutdown
5) Trump told Pelosi and Schumer on December 11th that if he didn't get his way, "I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it." #TrumpShutdown vox.com/policy-and-pol…
6) Polling confirms that two thirds of Americans don't support building a wall. #TrumpShutdown #NoWallNowNoWallEver washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-ca…
7) Republicans have had a Washington Trifecta since early 2017. They control the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court. In two years of federal gov't dominance, they couldn't pass #WallFunding. #TrumpShutdown #EndTheShutdown
8) Shutting down the government to pass an unpopular policy that you can't otherwise get through Congress is an extreme hostage-taking tactic. You're supposed to use the normal legislative process for passing new policies. #TrumpShutdown #EndTheShutdown
9) Since the shutdown began, media coverage of the #MuellerInvestigation has plummeted even as a host of new revelations have been unearthed. The border wall fight helps Trump avoid bad media about his administration's rampant corruption. #TrumpShutdown #EndTheShutdown
10) Trump repeatedly promised during his 2016 campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, and that #NotOnePenny of American taxpayer money would go to build the wall. He lied and is now seeking billions of our money to pay for a superfluous vanity project. #TrumpShutdown
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