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A government shutdown. It will be the biggest, most beautiful, excellent shutdown. With gold plating

Pelosi and Schumer met with President BBQ Pringles today. A complete transcript is available at the link (Washington Post if you’re counting your free articles). The phrase that comes to mind is rope-a-dope. A highly suggestible dope.

PELOSI: Well, thank you, Mr. President for the opportunity to meet with you, so that we can work together in a bipartisan way to meet the needs of the American people.

I think the American people recognize that we must keep government open, that a shutdown is not worth anything, and that you should not have a Trump shutdown.

You have a

(CROSSTALK)

TRUMP: Did you say “Trump?”

A long argument about the wall follows, complete with DJT spewing out lies about the very dangerous terrorists and disease-ridden immigrants pouring into the country and Pelosi making him blink.

TRUMP: Yes, but I can’t — excuse me, but I can’t get it passed in the House if it’s not going to pass in the Senate; I don’t want to waste time.

PELOSI: Well, the fact is, you can get it started that way.

TRUMP: The House we could get passed very easily, and we do.

PELOSI: Okay, then do it. Then do it.

TRUMP: But the problem is the Senate, because we need 10 Democrats to vote, and they won’t vote.

Until:

TRUMP: And I’ll tell you what, I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck, because the people of this country don’t want criminals and people that have lots of problems, and drugs pouring into our country.

So I will take the mantle. I will be the to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it. The last time you shut it down it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down, and I’m going to shut it down for border security.

Shortly after that statement Pelosi and Schumer wisely gtfo before he realized what he had just said.

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