Sunday Talks: Mick Mulvaney Outlines Democrat “Negotiations” as Political Resistance Ploy…

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney outlines how Democrat leadership have dispatched legislative staff to frame optic of negotiations to re-open government; however, it appears the discussions are only intended to further political resistance efforts.

The leadership staff have no authority to actually negotiate, but simply give the impression of negotiations.  Pelosi, Hoyer, Schumer and Durbin have a plan to maximize the shutdown for political gains; any border agreement would be adverse to their interests.

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122 Responses to Sunday Talks: Mick Mulvaney Outlines Democrat “Negotiations” as Political Resistance Ploy…

  1. FofBW says:

    Like i said yesterday, walk away till the Dem leadership shows up. The dems will ask for more info till Infiniti

    Liked by 15 people

  2. gingergal says:

    He will have to use executive action to build the barrier. Then after we win the house back in 2020, it will be signed into law.

    Liked by 10 people

    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      I really wish Mick had of reminded assRat of Chuckie, Obozo and the others who are on record as saying we need the wall and stopping illegals from coming in …… Throw it back in his face how now they are doing a complete turn around because now they need illegals votes …..

      Liked by 4 people

  3. andy says:

    Democrats dont want to take the vote on the trade agreements. No way to hide.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Sentient says:

    It’s all fine. Just keep enjoying the shutdown. Once affected people get desperate enough, they can call up the Dems and say “just give him the $6B already!”

    Liked by 24 people

  5. Gunrunner says:

    Where is the Turtle in all of this? Under a rock somewhere?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Sentient says:

      He’s glad Dems took over the House. Now it’s up to Pelosi (and Schumer, to a lesser degree) to agree to fund the Wall. If she does, enough Dems in the senate will go along to allow passage. Until she does, the whole senate – including the Turtle – can twiddle their thumbs.

      Liked by 5 people

  6. Finally a Republican that can articulate the Presidents position while at the same time pushing back the MSM narrative. Hallelujah Mick!

    Liked by 35 people

  7. Bullseye says:

    Businesses closed everyday just ask Barry Sotero. Fortunately there are many new jobs available, find a new job…Many of these people just want to play the victim and hopefully get more out in the end.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Exactly…go to a temp agency and get a temp job if necessary. No sympathy from me.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Alex Failde says:

        Not sure who you are referring to…but there are thousands…scratch that…tens of thousands federal law enforcement officers sworn to protect this country’s borders and ports of entry that are going without paychecks and still showing up to work. We cannot simply take another job in the mean time because it’s against our policy. We would have to quit.

        Not every government employee is a useless beurocrat and saying that the government can be shut down for a year and everyone is ok is a bit narrow minded. I know that 30 or 40 thousand people going without a paycheck is not a big deal…but it is to us 30 or 40k. We have mortgages and Bill’s and kids to feed and shelter just like the rest.

        I’m good for a couple of months…after that, it’s going to be very interesting to see how I work this out.

        My president has my unwavering support and I dont expect him to budge not so I want to…but we should all be praying that this is resolved quickly rather than happily waiting to see the democrats sweat.

        Liked by 9 people

        • So do you think you are the only person who has lost a job? In the private sector people are fired, layed off, etc all of the time. Deal with it like everyone else has to.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Alex says:

            If i were fired or laid off i would be out looking for another job….but i’m neither. I am still currently employed in a position that restricts outside employment. I am REQUIRED to show up to work every day without knowing when my next pay check will arrive. there is a difference. Your ignorance in this matter is astounding.

            All of the CBP and Border Patrol officers working in the desert sun are REQUIRED to suit up and show up to work. We can’t simply say screw it and work at Wal-Mart until this gets resolved.

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          • Alex says:

            over the last couple of years I’ve witnessed the quality of the posters on this site deteriorate. This was a very small site with a few loyal followers not too long ago. I guess the price for being a little bigger is dealing with assholes. Littleflower….welcome.

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        • pacnwbel says:

          Alex, your support of the President is duly noted. I could wish that other less deserving government employees would be on the frontline for delayed pay rather than you brave LEOs.

          Liked by 6 people

        • WSB says:

          There could be a way to move one entity like your force to an open agency, but I have had to look for work a few times in the past…quit, layed off, same thing.

          Without a personal Government Shutdown fund, or unemployment check coming in, that would be the only other alternative.

          Nothing is forever.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Alex says:

            i appreciate the sentiment. I’m ok for now…but if this drags on for months then i’ll have to get creative with my bills.

            I know POTUS never picks a fight he can’t win, and i’m sure he’ll win this one too.

            Liked by 3 people

        • Mo says:

          I’m with You Alex . I have a Brother In Law in custom’s and he supports the President fully but it is not going to be easy . We should all be praying for a quick victory in this matter.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Brian Baker says:

          Thank you for your service and glad you support our POTUS. Hang in there.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Cisco says:

          Respectfully.
          Wouldn’t you qualify for some kind of Government benefits/assistance?
          I mean, if illegal’s get why not you?
          Don’t let pride stand in the way.
          Do what you have to do to survive.

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          • Alex says:

            usually, banks and creditors are understanding. We’ve had banks offer short term loans to get us through the furlough period. If it comes to that, i’ll be making phone calls to creditors in order to make arrangements. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers from those that are a little more understanding of the situation.

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  8. Disgusted says:

    Thank you Mick. You overcame every attempt Jake made as he hoped to hurt President Trump. Mick/ Mike 2020/ MAGA. (Mulvaney/Pompao )

    Liked by 12 people

    • Lindenlee says:

      Tapper couldn’t have cared less in all the years of O, when all those people in flyover country lost their jobs, had hollowed out towns, andnturned to drugs. Where was he THEN?!? Despising them, they were just acceptable losses. Phuck him.

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  9. Johnny Bravo says:

    Yep, I got how this works. It’s all PDT’s fault.

    The democrap leaders keep their word, to not more than $1 for the wall, blame PDT for the shutdown (PDT said he’d own it, but forgive the semantics😉), they then pretend to negotiate, but in point of fact, don’t! Yep its going real well until they want to open government and then negotiate from that point,… 😂 oops pharp 💨

    Then it starts to fall apart as Jake Slapper builds their narrative further, with half truths and word play.

    All the while hoping that they could use the President as a piniata. Fools. They’re getting played.

    Good job Mulvaney was able to set the record straight and clarified the actual facts. Love 💗 it

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  10. Doppler says:

    First interview I’ve heard of Mick Mulvaney, and he gets an A+ in my book. Clearly and energetically presented the Schumer/Pelosi demand for new data as the stalling tactic it obviously is, while effectively parrying every counter argument – how will poor federal employee victims pay rent or buy food (President knows their hardship and is working to get essential workers paid, needs to protect country from the flood of criminals coming in, 17,000 arrested last year), better ways than the wall (of course, in some places), while reasserting (without challenge) the President’s right to invoke emergency powers, redirect funds that can legally be redirected. Democrats came off as stalling for political reasons, CNN as partisan Kibuki propaganda show.

    What I worry about is the ease with which we are slipping toward emergency powers, especially to resolve a political impasse. Unless tightly limited to securing the borders, it feels like crossing a Rubicon. Unlike some, the prospect of military courts dispatching political enemies appears entirely bad to me.

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    • Kenji says:

      The difference between Obama’s tyrranical use of Executive authority and that of MY President’s … is transparency … and procedure. Trump has given Congress EVERY OPPORTUNITY … and then some … to SECURE OUR FKCUING BORDER!! (Sorry, but I’m way past ‘polite’ on this issue). We need to secure our border NOW! And … we need to pass MY President’s “Immigration Reform” which includes MERIT selection of immigrants, and the ABSOLUTE END to chain migration.

      Liked by 15 people

      • mugzey302 says:

        It’s not enough to secure the border if we’re stuck with the catch-and-release law that has judges bringing the deported ones back.

        Liked by 7 people

      • pyromancer76 says:

        Kenji, I think you are just fine not being polite. We need the screaming to close the border/build The Wall to be felt in every cell of every citizen and legal immigrant — excluding marxists and islamists, of course. Our President needs the clarity of the absolute balck-and-white comparison between patriotic Americans and our enemies (within). The entire nation will will give a giantic whoop of joy and relief and thanksgiving for good, safe community. Then President Trump will be re-elected by Tsunami Monster Vote proportions.

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  11. Kenji says:

    Interim Chief of Staff!? Seriously!!?? Sorry, correct me if I’m missing something … but I absolutely ADORE Mick Mulvaney. What a brilliant communicator, and STAUNCH DEFENDER of MY President!! The ONLY argument I would entertain for moving him out of the Chief of Staff position … is that he is too sorely needed elsewhere. When did John Kelly EVER so robustly defend MY President’s policies and actions in public? I cannot think of a single incident. Brilliant interview Mick, brilliant! Great work!!

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  12. todayistheday99 says:

    Jake Tapper: willfully obtuse or just stupid? How about both.

    Willfully obtuse:

    “What this means is that no amount of facts or reasons, no matter how clearly, calmly and patiently you lay them out, is going to change the minds of the wilfully obtuse. They are too brainwashed. They are too far gone.”

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  13. Skeeball says:

    I still think that President Trump is going to drag this out as long as possible to inflict the maximum amount of chaos and damage within the Democrat Party. At which point, one of two things will happen:

    1. Democrats will cave and give him the funding.
    2. President Trump will pick up the phone and ask AMLO to spend a portion of the 10.6 billion in U.S. aid sent in December on wall construction. Yes, Mexico will pay for the wall.

    Either way, PDJT wins and lefties cry themselves to sleep for years.

    Liked by 8 people

  14. Risa says:

    The video clip of the female federal employee is beyond ridiculous. If you have been an employee for any length of time and are already complaining about having to choose between groceries or utilities, YOU ARE LIVING BEYOND YOUR MEANS.

    I can see where this would legitimately be an issue for enlisted military, who are paid very little, but rank and file federal bureaucrats are paid enough to have emergency savings.

    No sympathy.

    Liked by 20 people

    • Kenji says:

      Just like all the “examples” of people trotted out to make the case for Obamakkare … people who were bankrupted by medical tragedies. When their lives and circumstances were investigated in depth … it was discovered they could have afforded medical insurance, certainly “catastrophic” insurance … but chose to spend their money on more immediately pleasurable things. For a period of years, my wife and I were both self-employed, with 3-small children. We purchased our own medical insurance … because we were RESPONSIBLE adults. It was painfully expensive, and we went WITHOUT all sorts of luxuries. We denied our own wants, to serve the needs of our family.

      I suspect if someone dug into the life of this poor, poor, non-essential federal worker, we’d find her sorely lacking in the “responsible” Dept. And … I’m willing to bet she is BOTH a hardcore Democrat, BLM, pussy-hat brigade activist … and … earns north of $6-figures for her government work. Oh, and I’m willing to bet she’s two-years behind on her Federal Taxes.

      Liked by 17 people

      • WSB says:

        I would tend to agree with you, Kenjii. Living in NY, we have no catastrophic option.

        And no matter what, I would be spending $800 each month for myself, unless on the NY zerocare pool. Too frightened to join and none of my old doctors take it.

        Car, phone and internet do not come close to this expense. And I need it to look for work.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Kenji says:

      Someone should doxx that CNN-planted “victim” of the PARTIAL Govt. shutdown

      Liked by 6 people

    • billygoat65 says:

      She acts like a government job is her birth right.

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    • Cisco says:

      Agreed
      Plus one has to cut & trim expenses.
      Movie & a dinner w/ the significant other, nyet.
      Good liquor, just a bottle now and then, nope.
      Beer, whatever is on sale.
      And during my rough time I learned the possibilities of one 3 to four pound chicken.
      Can make one last a week.
      Chicken soup w/dumplings, breast chopped to make chicken salad by adding a little mayo.
      Legs and wings marinated in soy or teriyaki sauce over white rice. 😋
      Survival, that’s the mission.

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    • Cisco says:

      January 7, 2019 at 12:28 am
      Agreed
      Plus one has to cut & trim expenses.
      Movie & a dinner w/ the significant other, nyet.
      Good liquor, just a bottle now and then, nope.
      Beer, whatever is on sale.
      And during my rough time I learned the possibilities of one 3 to four pound chicken.
      Can make one last a week.
      Chicken soup w/dumplings, breast chopped to make chicken salad by adding a little mayo.
      Legs and wings marinated in soy or teriyaki sauce over white rice. 😋
      Survival, that’s the mission.

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  15. Donna in Oregon says:

    Time for Shock and Awe Mr. President.

    Bring home the troops. Shut down the border. Hit them where it hurts, in the Drug Cartels….where the Dims get their dark money.

    Shut down the H1B Visa process. And set-up a bonus structure for ICE and Border Patrol to remove illegal aliens during the shut-down……pay them separate, on-the-spot bonuses for removing our unwelcome guests.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Kenji says:

      And when they’re finished with that task … will they PLEASE come to CA and CLEAN OUT the homeless encampments under every freeway overpass!! I didn’t grow up in this 3rd world crap hole and I sure don’t want to retire into one!!

      Liked by 4 people

  16. Peter says:

    This is what republicans get for allowing the democrats to steal the House elections.

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Jenevive says:

    Question? What happens if the President does NOTHING
    with a bill on his desk. He doesn;t sign but he doesn;t veto he just
    does NOTHING. Like when the houses passes a bill but it sits on a
    desk in the senate never to be brought up?

    What is the status then of a bill if he does NOTHING?

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  18. Remember how obama barricaded national parks during his shutdown? My sister-in-law and her husband are on a camping tour of western states and said they have been allowed to camp for free at the two national parks they’ve been to so far.

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  19. evergreen says:

    Well compensated employees beyond their first few years on the job (federal employees as a class) ought to have many months’ savings stored up. If not, that’s a household management issue.

    Liked by 9 people

  20. covfefe999 says:

    Snowflake victim Andrea Popelka is way too old to be living paycheck to paycheck. She said she will now have to make a decision between paying her utilities and buying groceries. Some should send her a Suze Orman DVD. You never ever count on having contiguous paychecks. Never. Accidents happen. Illnesses happen. Layoffs happen. You’re supposed to have some money in your savings account to use for these times. She apparently has none. That’s not our fault.

    Liked by 7 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      After some research I’ve determined that she’s married and her husband appears to be employed. Are they both living paycheck to paycheck? Can’t he cover for her while she waits to be working again? Must they go without food or electricity? 😉

      Liked by 3 people

      • Risa says:

        If this is the correct Andrea Popelka, she has been employed as an Information Technology Manager for at least fourteen years. That position, according to the link provided for it, pays in excess of $100,000.

        If she is having difficulty choosing between groceries and electricity, she needs to be fired. She obviously cant manage anything.

        Liked by 7 people

        • covfefe999 says:

          Wow, thanks for that extra info. And I see your other comment upthread. Yah, she’s incompetent at life apparently. Or else she’s just a whiny snowflake CNN paid to boohoo in front of the camera and she and her huisband are planning a trip to Europe during her furlough. 🙂

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    • I have no pity at all. Many times in my life I have not had a weekly paycheck. I always paid my bills, had food, shelter, etc. Why? Because I lived within my means and I always saved money for emergency situations where I might be out of work. When I was out of work, I tightened my belt, and cut my spending down even more.

      These people knew a shutdown could happen; they work for the government and know this happens fairly regularly. I am appalled that they actually get back pay for not working once they get back to work. Who else gets paid for being out of work for work they did not do?

      Also, these people are eligible for unemployment compensation and why doesn’t their wonderful union have a fund to provide some money to those not working due to shutdown? My father was in a union a very long time ago and when they went out on strike the union paid them something…it wasn’t equal to a pay check but it helped.

      Also, why don’t they go out and get a temp job? I would think the temp agencies must be begging for people right now with the low unemployment figures and all of the work available.

      Sorry they are lazy spoiled people who are paid too much for what they do and have the nerve to complain.

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  21. Heika says:

    At 4:20 in the video – when they gave Pelosi ‘the facts’ – 17,000 criminals arrested at the border last year, Pelosi says ‘they are your facts not mine’. If you cant have a basic understanding of the facts its going to be very difficult to come to agreement.

    This is a very important moment.

    Think about that. This is the degree of cognitive disassociation which has diseased the leaders and their followers on the Left. You cannot negotiate with this degree of mental sickness. Stunning. I hope they can ‘provide’ the facts to Pelosi, on paper however it would not matter, as Pelosi and Schumer really do know the facts (and how bad they are) – but when they do this, and pretend the facts are not the facts, their ‘base’ – the 140 odd million who read the ‘facts’ in the MSM as dictated by them for only political gain – they believe these lies. It is stating the obvious, but it is shocking to see it so blatantly displayed as it is here by this one sentence.

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  22. merrly says:

    Trump is giving the Dems a chance to get something for themselves by giving up the money. The alternative is that Trump goes the National Emergency route and gets his wall and they get NOTHING. So, nobody can say that he didn’t give them a chance. Trump knew from day one he could do it without their permission – that’s prob why he let them steal the house. He never needed them.
    If government workers at their salaries have to make a choice between groceries and utilities – the need to learn how to save money. Maybe the last in the clip can lay off the make up and jewelry for a while to save up. She prob didn’t vote for Trump anyway of she’s a government worker. Trump voters WANTED HIM TO DO THIS.

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  23. Mike in a Truck says:

    The Dems learned from their commie cousins the North Vietnamese at the Paris Peace Talks.One step forward two steps back.It wont work with PDJT:watch him declare a national emergency as their gambit circles the toliet bowl.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. kurt72 says:

    Does anyone recall the video of Pelosi before becoming Speaker saying she didn’t care if the government stayed closed forever? I cant find it online.

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  25. LBB says:

    Big Mulvaney fan. Here is additional clip from that interview where Mick is talking about how much fun COS can be.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mulvaney-being-chief-of-staff-is-actually-a-lot-of-fun/ar-BBRRZQY

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  26. Jenevive says:

    The thing Mick has going for him is he is a fast talker.(I don;t mean that
    in the shady sense of the word) but literally. You have to pay attention
    when he speaks.

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  27. emeraldcoaster says:

    Kudos to ACoS Mulvaney. Of the 21 government “shutdowns,” I experienced 17 of them while serving under five different presidents. I experienced some of the personal hardships, so I do not discount the negative effects endured by furloughed employees. (Note: I was never furloughed, just reported to duty and was not paid on time.) While we all want our government to function both effectively and efficiently, I see no better reason for the POTUS to halt business as usual than to enhance national security (e.g., border integrity). I pray our president holds fast and fights for what is right and necessary. My repesentatives are hearing the same message.

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  28. Aqua says:

    Mick Mulvaney is really, really good.

    President Trump needs a good political General in this undeclared political civil war. I get the sense that Mick is the equivalent of a Gen WT Sherman. He gets the macro. He is also very good at the micro. And he is really, really, uncommonly good at explaining … the essence of politics.

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  29. jonhabart says:

    Mulvaney is a tremendous asset to the President, if there were a VIP award for the Administration Mick wins hands down.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. covfefe999 says:

    Oh my gosh this Popelka snowflake in the video who complains about having to choose between buying groceries and paying for electricity lived in a 5 bedroom 3950 sq ft home Zillow reports sold on Nov 20 2018 for $440k. If she’s hurting financially maybe it’s because she bought a more expensive home and now doesn’t have any cash. Not our problem.

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  31. truthbomb says:

    There are lots of jobs now. Federal workers would be wise to find a second job, like most struggling Americans have had to do repeatedly who don’t have a cushy pension, instead of whining and crying to the MSM propaganda machine.

    Liked by 2 people

    • covfefe999 says:

      And they should ask Nancy Pelosi why she cares more about illegals than workers. The DACA “kids” should do the same. Blacks? Forget about them, they’re lower than DACA.

      Liked by 2 people

  32. soozword says:

    Mick is terrific but those eyeglasses of his must have been his great great grandfathers — makes him look silly in the 21st century!

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  33. billygoat65 says:

    ✭GET A $500 BONUS /W POSTMATES. SIGN UP, EARN & CASH OUT SAME DAY✭

    Just trying to help.

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  34. Mo says:

    The President sends His VP and Cabinet members to a meeting to negotiate with Democrat leadership and they send a bunch of children, for optics of meeting, and to stall negotiating. unbelievable. Next meeting The president should let all the Democrat’s file into the room and then send in one man to represent Him and Us. -Stephen Miller

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  35. Trump should have his Dept of Administration negotiate with some big banks and offer guarantees for payday loans at low interest rates for furloughed workers. Then PDJT could take the high ground on caring for workers.

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  36. One point that MSM does not bring up is that it is VERY difficult for a young child to scale a 30-foot fence. This would remove a significant emotional lever for D’s.

    Another point not mentioned is the Wall is a very effective PR tool for communicating to Central Americans that the border is not open.

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  37. Bulldog84 says:

    I saw a photo of the congressional staffers at a border meeting. My first thought was “WTH — they have no power.” Most of them look quite young.

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  38. TwoLaine says:

    Great & VERY Brief Message from Tom Fitton on this subject.

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  39. Glenna McCormack says:

    Dems love Soros so much, ask him to support you. He comes up with cash for everything so a little loose change for him is in your pocket. Ask him to support you. If you’re not for America and our safety, you’re against us.

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  40. shipley130 says:

    The elected democrats can’t be planning the demise of President Trump if they are in a “meeting” with President Trump.

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  41. calbear84 says:

    Love how the cheesy little CNN ‘government shutdown’ clock has days, hours, minutes and SECONDS on it! What drama queens!

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