Journalism: Trump Tells Confidants That Government Shutdown Would Be Good For Him Or Something

by William Teach | December 1, 2017 6:45 am


Every day there seems to be a negative story on President Trump that offers nothing but unknown, unnamed, anonymous sources. In an age where the media is part and parcel of the #Resistance, where they are even more unhinged and opposed to a sitting Republican president, how can we take the media seriously? How can we possibly trust this?

Trump tells confidants that a government shutdown might be good for him[2]

President Trump has told confidants that a government shutdown could be good for him politically and is focusing on his hard-line immigration stance as a way to win back supporters unhappy with his outreach to Democrats this fall, according to people who have spoken with him recently.

Over the past 10 days, the president has also told advisers that it is important that he is seen as tough on immigration and getting money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two people who have spoken with him. He has asked friends about how a shutdown would affect him politically and has told several people he would put the blame on Democrats. (snip)

But the more Trump talked to advisers, read polls and watched developments on Capitol Hill, the more he became frustrated that he was “looking like the chump in the deal,” according to one person who spoke to him about the issue, who along with others insisted on anonymity to speak candidly. This time, Trump wants his political base to see him as winning the contest, two advisers said.

The article veers into this and that and the other, but, the basic substance is about Trump thinking that a shutdown would help him out, yet offers zero evidence. In fact, we get evidence to the contrary

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short and other aides said the president did not want a shutdown.

“He’s not advocating for a shutdown in any way. We want to make sure our military is funded. We want to make sure our priorities are funded. That’s why we invited [Democrats] over to have a conversation about a deal,” Short told reporters at the U.S. Capitol late Thursday.

So, the only person on the record refutes the entire premise of the story. This is the worst of click-bait journalism.

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