Over 800,000 Americans have been affected by the partial shutdown of the American Government. Even though Trumps administration moved in to soften the hardship by issuing tax refunds during the shutdown, the longevity of this shutdown is beginning to have some ripple effects on those both inside and outside the Federal Government.
Democrats have since made Trump the villain, who is holding the paychecks of hard working Americans hostage in other to get what he wants.
Chuck Schumer claims the President doesn’t care for the people
President @realDonaldTrump claims he cares about federal workers one day, but then he freezes their pay the next.
Actions speak louder than words.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 30, 2018
While Elizabeth Warren also said
This shutdown was completely avoidable. Now, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will go without a paycheck over the holidays as @realDonaldTrump throws another temper tantrum over his stupid wall. Republicans’ latest attempt to divide and distract us.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 22, 2018
But President Trump speaking to reporters said “Dont want to see people killed because we cant do a simple border structure. he added “Appreciating the supports he gets from the federal workers “I just really appreciate the fact that [federal workers] have handled it so incredibly well. And many of them agree with what we’re doing,” he continued
Trump promised to sign a bill ensuring federal workers receive back pay immediately after the government shutdown ends.
“I just really appreciate the fact that [federal workers] have handled it so incredibly well. And many of them agree with what we’re doing,” he continued pic.twitter.com/bzGwxj3rof
— POLITICO (@politico) January 11, 2019