The government shutdown is entering its third week, with no signs either side is willing to budge. As he was leaving the White House for a staff meeting at Camp David, President Trump told reporters that government workers “need to adjust” to life without a paycheck.
Trump tells government workers to adjust to not getting paid, as he claims they support his shutdown 100%. https://t.co/OJkQ1kwoSb pic.twitter.com/kfNNUzadWA
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 6, 2019
“I can relate, and I’m sure the people who are on the receiving end will make adjustments; they always do,” “…Many of those people agree with what I’m doing” – Donald Trump
Trump also said he may declare a national emergency to fund the wall, circumventing Congress. Representative Adam Schiff said that’s a non-starter.
.@RepAdamSchiff: Trump lacks power to declare wall emergency #CNNSOTU https://t.co/uFLKlzjlgJ
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 6, 2019