President Trump on Thursday accused Democratic lawmakers of using the partial government shutdown, which has reached day 13, to get an edge in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump tweeted that “the Democrats know they can’t win based on all of the achievements of ‘Trump,’ so they are going all out” in opposition to his proposed border wall.
“For them, strictly politics!” he wrote.
As past comments and remarks show, Democratic leaders support border security. Yet, now, as Democrats gear up to take back the House, they paint the wall as immoral and refuse to compromise with Republicans or the president in his request for funding.
As he indicated during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump is not backing down and said the shutdown would continue for “as long as it takes.”