“I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

President Donald J. Trump


One wonders why the president and his Republican Senate cronies have seen fit to shut down so many federal government agencies, putting some eight hundred thousand workers out of work or having to work without pay over the lack of federal funding for a border wall. 

I am certain everyone, including his “base”, remembers that both as a candidate and later as president, Donald Trump bragged that Mexico would pay for the wall.  

Then, after telling the nation, “I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck .  So I will take the mantle”, he has now backtracked and contends, “It’s really the Democrats’ shutdown.” 

How can this president’s words be trusted?