What we need

So now Trump is saying there should be a government shutdown. That’s new. The Republicans have deliberately caused them in the recent past, but I don’t think they have called for them ahead of time, as if they’re an inherent good.

President Trump on Tuesday called for a government shutdown later this year and suggested the Senate might need to prohibit future filibusters, dramatic declarations from a new commander in chief whose frustration is snowballing as Congress continues to block key parts of his agenda.

“Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!” Trump wrote in a series of tweets Tuesday morning.

Or a tsunami! Or an earthquake! Or a direct hit from an ICBM!

That’s our new president, calling for the destruction of our government.

Trump’s call for a shutdown, which appears to be unprecedented from a sitting president, come as his problems are mounting within the House and Senate, chambers that are both controlled by his party.

He’s a fucking reckless solipsistic lunatic, and he’ll destroy us all because he can’t get what he wants.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, told reporters Tuesday that Trump’s call for a shutdown later this year is a “defensible position, one that we will deal with in September.”

No, it is not. A shutdown of the government is not something a president “calls for.” It’s a critical malfunction, not a goal. It is not defensible for the head of state to be “calling for” a broken state.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was “deeply disappointed” by Trump tweeting about a “shutdown,” arguing that the spending bill was the result of bipartisan negotiations.

“It is truly a shame that the president is degrading it because he didn’t get 100 percent of what he wanted,” Schumer said.

It is truly a shame that we have an angry baby as head of state.

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