Is the government shutdown actually worth it? | The Tylt
Is the government shutdown actually worth it?
Lara Trump gave an interview in support of the shutdown on right-leaning web series Bold TV. Per Newsweek:
“I know it’s hard, I know they have bills to pay, they have mortgages, they have rents that are due, but the president is trying every single day to come up with a good solution here and the reality is it’s been something that has gone on for too long and gone unaddressed,” she said. “I would just tell them, please stay strong, we appreciate everything that you’re sacrificing, we’re behind you and we are going to do everything that we can, I know the president is doing everything he can to resolve this quickly.”
The president has held firm that obtaining funding for the wall is more important than any other considerations.
Many people have noted the shutdown is having direct, negative effects on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Even formerly die-hard Trump supporters have split from the president on the shutdown. The Washington Post interviews Trump supporter Jeff Daudert, a former Navy reservist from Detroit, who says he can no longer support the president.
Many here, even those who still support Trump, say they hold him most responsible. They recite his comment from the Oval Office that he would be “proud to shut down the government.” When he said it, they listened.
“It’s silly. It’s destructive,” Daudert said, adding that all he knows about 2020 is that he won’t be supporting Trump. “I was certainly for the anti-status quo . . . I’ll be more status quo next time.”