Donald Trump didn’t want the shutdown or the Women’s March to mess up his party

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What surprises me most about the government shutdown is that people were actually surprised that the Republicans failed to do anything and that the government has shutdown. Like, why is anyone surprised? The Republicans are either part of the Suicide Caucus or they’re in Sieg-Heiling lock-step with an unhinged, baby-fisted dictator. Or both. It was inevitable that the GOP would behave like spoiled, candy-drunk children, flailing about and blaming everybody else for their own disastrous inaction. It seems almost quaint that the media is trying to treat this like any other government shutdown. It’s not. No one is behind the curtain. The emperor has no clothes. The American Empire is death-rattling. And true to form, Donald Trump biggest concern was his big party at Mar-a-Lago.

Before the federal government shutdown at midnight Saturday, President Donald Trump privately vented frustrations that the political impasse would possibly keep him from attending a glitzy inauguration anniversary bash and fundraiser set for Saturday at his Florida getaway Mar-a-Lago. Two sources close to the president, one a White House official and the other a longtime confidant, told The Daily Beast how excited he was for the event and relayed his growing concern that the potential failure to strike a deal to keep the federal government open could keep him from “my party,” as the president has said.

A different source who spoke to Trump earlier this week previously told The Daily Beast that the president had joked that it would be a “shame” if a government shutdown were to occur on, or overshadow, the first anniversary of his inauguration as president.

The White House officially cancelled Trump’s trip to Florida that was scheduled for Friday afternoon, and he spent the day attempting to help congressional leaders reach a deal to forestall a shutdown. Administration officials who briefed reporters on the logistics of the impending shutdown on Friday said the expiration of government funding would not necessarily impede the president’s travel plans to Mar-a-Lago or elsewhere. In particular, one official said, Trump will still be free to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, though the White House did not say whether the shutdown would affect Trump’s plans to attend the glamorous gathering of globalists.

But sources didn’t report Davos coming up on Friday. For the president, it seems, the weekend’s party at his Florida estate was the more pressing engagement.

[From The Daily Beast]

Poor Bigly Boy, no one would get him a bigly truck to go vroom-vroom and Bigly Boy just wanted to go to HIS party and not sit in boring old meetings all day. SO BIGLY SAD.

He’s such a loser. Here’s something else: Michael Wolff, author of Fire & Fury, told Bill Maher on Friday that there were/are a lot of rumors that Trump is having an affair with someone in the White House. Wolff said he didn’t include that in the book because no one would confirm it, but if you read the book, people should be able to figure it out. I mean… it’s Hope Hicks, right? Either Hope Hicks or Kellyanne Conway. *quietly dry heaves*

And here’s what the women of America got Bigly Boy for his Bigly one-year anniversary: a very bigly Women’s March, in every city of this country.

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  1. Maya says:

    I am so proud of my fellow women. I cant really do anything for you here from London but I will send my prayers, wishes and strength to all of you who are fighting for equality and justice.

    As for the shutdown, the rats are as usual trying to blame the democrats for this but the public won’t have it.

    They control the Senate, House and the White House and they can govern? Yeah November will show them what the country thinks of their job.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I am not a woman but I am extremely proud of them as well. Just the fact that they ignored the cold weather to march against Donald Trump is great.

    • blogdis says:

      The GOP controls all branches of GOVT and still can’t get anything done EXCEPT give tax breaks to thier rich and wealthy sponsors
      The GOP obstructed President Obama at every single turn so much so he had to sometimes resort to executive orders to get certain things done for which he was heavily criticized and yet Trump Has probably outpaced Obama with the use of executive orders despite GOP control of both houses
      This admin will really go down as a shameful part of Ameriican History

  2. Peggy says:

    I don’t think Trump went to Florida, his son and daughter-in-law were stand ins for him.
    So maybe the folks that were paying over 200 thousand to take a picture with him will get a refund.

    • Chaine says:

      IKR?!!! Can you even imagine paying a quarter mill for dinner with the president, plus travel costs, and then get there to find no president and that Eric and Lara Trump are the substitute hosts??? I mean, there’s no question that they are “lesser” Trumps…

      • Medusa says:

        200 thousand for meeting DJT seems very excessive, let alone to meet the slow(est) Trump.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        What I can’t imagine is any other President of the US ever in my lifetime baldly charging people hundreds of thousands of dollars to rub elbows with him. Talk about cheezy — and isn’t that against the rules of ethics for a POTUS?

      • Chrissy says:

        @Lahdidahbaby
        Of course, it’s against the rules but the Congressional Rethugs refuse to enforce the rules against this a** as he robs the country blind.

      • toDaze says:

        Serves them exactly right- pay for A team fascists and get the B team Kleptocracy; I feel zero empathy.

      • Christin says:

        The saying, “more money than sense”, comes to mind.

      • jwoolman says:

        I can’t even imagine having an inauguration anniversary party. The guy is fixated on that day. He’s also still having campaign rallies. This is not normal.

        He might as well have gone to the party. He didn’t actually do anything in DC except watch tv and tweet. Somebody must have convinced him that it would look bad. They were posting bizarre photos of him pretending to talk on the phone at an empty desk. The phone cord was weirdly short, it looked like a toy phone. And of course some wag photoshopped a clown toy phone into the pic…

    • Sarah says:

      Out of all the Trump spawn, they got Eric. Karma strikes deplorable supporters of the Fascist Cheeto.

    • FLORC says:

      They aren’t paying for a photo or dinner. They’re paying for time with POTUS and discuss how they can benefit. It’s completely shameful.

  3. Elkie says:

    Well done ladies. The GOP OTOH can go f*** themselves with the widest-bore shotgun they can find for using nine million innocent lives as a bargaining CHIP to try and destroy those of the Dreamers. And then having Paul Ryan claiming that they’re the “pro-life” party whilst Mitch McConnell officially objects to keeping funding for military workers going (like they did in 2013) so they could use those people as political pawns as well. They’re not even trying to pretend that they’re not evil incarnate.

    And has anyone pointed out to Trump that the job growth he’s constantly bragging about actually slowed in 2017, to its lowest level since 2010? Which means that he has done WORSE than Obama did six years running. Sigh…

    • magnoliarose says:

      And yet Democrats don’t seize on this and advertise it over and over. This should be everywhere.

  4. Nicole says:

    The GOP tried to use two vulnerable groups to get the Dems to play ball and it didn’t work. We all know they could’ve authorized CHIP months ago or did a DACA deal months ago. But they wanted those tax cuts to make sure their retirements were cushy.
    They didn’t even have 50 votes. Can’t wait to vote out these idiots

    • magnoliarose says:

      They will try to suppress the vote, but there is only so far they can go before it becomes illegal and a civil right’s issue. So we have to vote in such numbers it is impossible.
      Everyone double check your registrations NOW. If you have an ethnically identifiable name especially. Asian, Latino, Musli, Black, Jewish etc., since we vote in very high numbers for Democrats.

  5. Veronica says:

    I’m sure his moronic supporters will eat his excuses right up, but honestly this is historic. It’s the first time in history government has shut down under a one party government. Trouble brews for 2018.

    • FLORC says:

      They do! It’s painful to read the blind support. Which is really just people admitting they’re ignorant and/or racist, but not saying it outright becaise they’re cowards. Meanwhile his critics are raising solid points that all should want answers to.
      Almost as of its justifiable to ruin a nation just to not let a woman hold that seat. Or just to validate their hatred. Idk…

      But so proud of the majority jere stepping out and being seen. We can’t privately hope to change things anymore. And soon… elections

    • Reindeer says:

      The justifications that Drumpf supporters make are jaw-dropping. If you reallllly want to know what all they are saying, check out WSFA’s Facebook page and the comments on any of their articles about the shutdown. It’s a pretty popular news station for Montgomery, AL and many other cities in the state.

      It’s just… Sad.

    • Christin says:

      The sad part is, local newscasts (at least where I live) are boiling this down to a two-minute segment that only features Ryan, McC, and Chuck yapping, without pointing out that the GOP HAS THE CONTROL/MAJORITY. It’s missing that key point, and making it more about dreamer immigration demands.

      For those who don’t completely follow what’s happening, it suggests the Dems are the problem.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Yup. They have control. They have the majority. So why is it these poor slobs can’t get S*&t done? [Not that I'm complaining].

  6. minx says:

    I couldn’t go and I am so sorry I didn’t.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    I’m just going to ignore this assh*le for a few minutes (for once) and just remember how great it was to be part of the crowd yesterday, how positive it was and see the true Northwest spirit in my fellow marchers. I wasn’t able to participate last year, so this was really special.

  8. MJC says:

    The double dipping continues…fundraiser at Maralago, while Trump also gets the profits from holding the event as his venue cause we know he isn’t discounting anything yet requires the Gov’t to use his properties.

  9. lightpurple says:

    The voice recording on the White House comment line currently is an illegal and unethical partisan attack on Democrats. I have written the White House demanding that whoever authorized and made that unethical and illegal recording must be fired immediately.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I just contacted them, thank you for the reminder. It’s the stuff like this they do that just drives me crazy. Not only ridiculously petty, but baldly authoritarian.

    • GreenTurtle says:

      And just tacky and unprofessional.

    • lightpurple says:

      My sister is going bonkers over this. She works for a state agency and their ethics rules prohibit any kind of partisan statement in the workplace and she knows federal employees face the same rules.

    • Medusa says:

      Didn’t the White House release a statement in which they seriously use the word “losers” to describe the Democrats? I can’t remember where I saw it yesterday but I was surprised they didn’t just go all the way and call them “losers and haters”.

    • jwoolman says:

      They also shut down the comment line. “La la la la la- can’t hear you!” with hands to ears….

  10. vava says:

    I marched yesterday and it was a record crowd here in my mid-sized city in Western Oregon. It was fantastic. #GrabThemByTheMidterms

  11. Ladyhands says:

    It feels like the marches were even better this time around. We’re not losing momentum. Even Naples FL had a decent turn out.

    On a gossipy note, the affair is probably Nikki Haley. There is a passage that basically says she would do *anything* for power. Yuck.

    • Genevieve says:

      I honestly cannot imagine him being attracted to anyone that old. Not that *I* think she’s that old, but *he* would think she’s too old.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        And she is Indian – not white. There is no way he would risk alienating his base by having an affair with Nikki Haley. My money is on Hope Hicks.

    • magnoliarose says:

      He had a biracial cokey mess of an ex-model girlfriend in the 90s. Racism is rarely linear but I don’t see Haley.

    • jwoolman says:

      Men especially tend to assume that women who are alone with the boss or a colleague must be having an affair with them. I even ran into that kind of thinking myself – when I answered my adviser’s phone after 5pm, dead silence. Turned out his friend was in town and assumed the worst when he heard a female voice. Didn’t occur to him that a doctoral student discussing research might be (gasp!) a woman, and one with absolutely no interest in banging a happily married man with three small children. Or even if he were single… Eww.

      Wolff said he didn’t include that speculation in the book directly because he couldn’t get anybody to confirm it. Maybe nobody confirmed it because it was just made up out of whole cloth by whomever lpassed the idea along to him…

  12. Maria F. says:

    as most of my friends in the US did not walk yesterday, I was a bit afraid that the momentum had died down, so I am very happy to see that there were huge numbers of attendees again!

  13. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    Regarding the affair, Wolff said that Trump has a paternal relationship with Hope Picks and Ms. Alternative facts/ Skeletor is too old for Bigly’s taste so it’s got to be another woman in the WH. But it doesn’t even matter, like SNL said he could be having sex with Don Jr and it wouldn’t matter the GOP would just say he’s a family man! I’m proud of the Democrats for actually holding the line for once.

    • FLORC says:

      And we also see and hear trump’s feelings on his actual daughter… so, paternal relationship does not disqualify him banging her. *shudder*

    • Amy says:

      Since when has trump having a father-daughter relationship with someone mean that he doesn’t think of them as a sexual object and wish he could have sex with them? He’s obsessed with his own daughter and wishes he could date her.

    • Medusa says:

      Not only would the GOP be defending Orangina but all the evangelicals would be coming up with all kinds of obscure scripture to make it ok for DJT to give it to his male son. Because Jesus and stuff.

    • aenflex says:

      Yeah, I’m glad they held the line as well. Although for my family, and many of my friends’ families, it means no paycheck on the first unless some stop gap is put in place or the shut down ends.

    • trumptrickle says:

      I could just see some creepy scenario where he decided he needed to supervise his son losing his virginity, so he hired a prostitute and sampled her services before watching his kid get sloppy seconds.

  14. Esmom says:

    Ok that photo of the little girl with the “Build a wall and my generation will tear it down” just made me cry. The winner for comic relief yesterday, in my book, was a toddler holding a sign that said “I’m also 6’3″ and 239.” Lol.

    I was so happy to see the resistance hasn’t diminished, and sickened by so many deplorables’ petty and hateful responses to the marches.

    • Mrs. Smith says:

      @ Esmom re: little girl with the sign–me too! I teared up seeing that awesome sentiment!

      • Chrissy says:

        When I saw that photo my first thought was what awesome parents he must have. Someone is raising her to be “woke”. Fantastic! What times we live in…

    • magnoliarose says:

      It was beautiful. WE are angry and it has not gone away like they thought. We just know we have work to do and don’t need to express our rage at every moment.

  15. happy girl says:

    “This makes Trump’s Inauguration look like the DMV on a Monday.” Gold.

    Every single person that turned up is a rock star. Nothing but love and respect.

  16. Mrs. Smith says:

    Brava Ladies!!! I am so proud!

  17. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    Because of illness, I can’t march. However, I can knit. These past two Decembers I put out a call on Facebook for friends and fam planning to march and who wanted a hat free of charge.

    The hats take about two hours to knit each on large needles with super bulky yarn. It’s a way I can help and it’s a pleasure to be able to participate in this way.

    I had 25 pussy hats out there yesterday from coast to coast, including two in NYC, 8 in Michigan, and one in L.A.

  18. HeyThere! says:

    Would it be weird if I said I am getting emotional at looking at all my fellow women coming together?! I love the little girl with the sign about build a wall & my generation will tear it down! Perfection and truth!!!!

    • Esmom says:

      Not weird. It’s inspiring and encouraging. The thing that has been killing me is all the hateful or clueless comments about it from the right. One woman on FB, in response to a friend’s post with her photos from the march, was like “Yeah nice pics but you should have heard the President’s speech yesterday, so beautiful.” It’s mind boggling. But it’s interesting how the right simply can’t seem to mobilize in large numbers. Unless it’s to vote for Trump, of course. Grr.

      • Elkie says:

        Is that the POSOTUS’ speech in which he railed against babies being BORN from their mother’s wombs at nine months and it has to stop?!!

        Nothing screams “heartfelt” like lazily reading from an autocue without having the slightest idea what you’re talking about, having once tried to persuade your mistress-turned-wife to have your younger daughter aborted to avoid paying child support…

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, the very one. So for her takeaway to be that it was “beautiful” is discouraging, depressing, maddening proof that some minds simply cannot be changed.

      • FLORC says:

        Not even slightly weird. I cried. I’m still recovering from my accident so I couldn’t march either. Watching those numbers. Powerful. If there’s 1 good thing that’s come out of trump’s presidency it’s this. Groups that were once silent. A mindset that kept the victims silent. Be it sexism, racism, classism. These groups are coming together, being vocal, and lifting each other up. To know we’re not alone and to know we won’t be silenced.
        We’re united. Outspoken. It’s absolutely beautiful.

    • Nicole says:

      I would be more inspired if that translated to more than just black women showing up and not voting for rapists and pedophiles. Lets not forget the number of women that JUST VOTED for Moore.

      • Esmom says:

        I hear you. Inspiring as yesterday’s marches were I do recognize they don’t mean much if the votes don’t follow. I’d like to believe we are making progress even though too many voted for Moore.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I took my oldest children and was there with friends and relatives. They are still tiny, but I want them to remember this and imprint it in their brains what activism looks like and how important it is. From my grandmother to my mother, to her daughters and sons and now mine. We start them young. lol

  19. Shelley says:

    Original TC. Hope Hicks for the win. It makes sense, DT can be paternal without being paternal. Feeds his obsession with Ivanka without legal ramifications. See Stormy Daniels info about DT comment about Ivanka. Other than both Daniels and Ivanka being oversexualized tits on sticks, I don’t see resemblance.

  20. GreenBunny says:

    There’s also a theory based on a paragraph in the book that the affair is with Nikki Haley.

  21. Rapunzel says:

    And don’t forget, one of Trump’s supporters, Mark Steyn, went on Fox to remind everyone that “at least White Supremacists are American.”

    The GOP is not just incompetent, but disgustingly racist and bigoted, too.

  22. Kiki says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it is Hope Hicks/ Nikki Haleyhaving an affair with Donald Trump. It can’t be Kellyann Conway because she looks old like a raisin and raisins are healthy. Donald Trump like is women young. So it has to be Hope Hicks/Nikki Haley.

    They will have disgusting faces from everyone because, who in someone’s right mind is going to have an affair, rather yet sleep with this slug.. #sideeye #eww. #ugh

  23. Eric says:

    I’ve heard it’s Nikki Haley also. He’s been flouting his vices for years because he’s an arrogant asshat.

    Mark my words, Emperor Zero will go absolutely bat-shithole cray when Jared is indicted by Mr Mueller. It’s an inevitable conclusion bc JK money-laundered. THAT will a great day to be alive peeps!

    • Rapunzel says:

      Yep…it’s gonna be a great day when the Kush gets his. The “he went to Jared’s” jokes and memes alone will be amazing.

    • LA Native says:

      Sure would love to see it happen before I lose my mind!

      • Chrissy says:

        Yes, the sooner the better. We need some good news from true patriot, Mr. Mueller. He’s been awfully quiet lately. I hope it’s the calm before the storm.

    • happy girl says:

      Last night on SNL, Kate McKinnon did Mr. Mueller (first time???) on Weekend Update. Played like he was sitting on a mountain of evidence he was dying to divulge. Pretty funny.

  24. Eric says:

    Nikki Haley is kind of a porny name also.

  25. Betsy says:

    You can always quit, Dotard! Mueller is still going to come for you, but just think of all the nice sundaes you can have at Mar a Lago all the time!

  26. Haapa says:

    I would like to make the small comment that genitalia does not determine gender and if we truly want to be inclusive, we need to stop focusing on vaginas and uteruses (though women’s health care and family planning are certainly valid and important issues). I just want to see my trans ladies and non binary people feel welcome at these events.

  27. MFM says:

    opps…….. hopefully this was a bad weekend for draft dodgin donnie.

  28. Eric says:

    Sorry Esmom!

  29. robyn says:

    I’m kind of wondering if Trump thinks the Russia investigation will be hindered by the shutdown. Yeah I’m sure he whined about not going to his “party”.

    Anyway, I went to a march and I thought I heard some chanters say “dump Trump’s base”. That’s a new one on me but I liked it because without them he is nothing … and he knows it. That’s why he’s still pretending to build that wall.

  30. Jane says:

    “What surprises me most about the government shutdown is that people were actually surprised that the Republicans failed to do anything and that the government has shutdown. Like, why is anyone surprised?”

    Especially from someone who has gone bankrupt four times…

  31. phlyfiremama says:

    25000 of us marched in Houston yesterday!!! My personal favorite sign was on a 🐕 a 2-sided sandwich board draped over him that said “Better Behaved than Trump”. 😂😂😂

  32. Imara219 says:

    I think my orig response didn’t go through because of the article link posted. But this March was seen as problematic to many of my peers and friends on FB, especially concerning the Pink Hat. They posted a pic of Harriet Tubman statue with the hat and people are angry with the level of disrespect and tone deafness that demontrates. There are several articles that discuss current issue with the Marches in general and the symbolism of the pink hat.

  33. holly hobby says:

    What is surprising was that Lindsay Graham (yes the same one who was kissing the orange ass a few week ago) called out evil Overloads Stephen Miller and John Kelly from preventing that orange lizard from signing off on a bipartisan deal. That was big news. According to Graham, they had come to an agreement several times only to have Miller and Kelly stop the pen.

    Seriously, Miller and Kelly should be kicked out.

    And shame on Turtle Face for stopping even a vote to allow pay for the military!

    • jwoolman says:

      Congress needs to ignore President Tweeter and just work out legislation and plunk it in front of him to sign. DACA is a popular program, they have the votes to get it passed and overturn any veto. The odds are that Trump will just sign it, if they assign someone to just tackle Stephen Miller if he tries to take the pen away. But if not, they can vote to override the veto.

      Tweeter doesn’t understand or care about the issues. He will always keep switching to the position of the last person to talk with him. It’s pointless to pretend he is a normal person and to think his opinion matters. It doesn’t.

      McConnell is a real obstacle who will try to use Trump as a shield to block voting when he doesn’t like the outcome. Same with Ryan. I think both just don’t want the Dreamers to stay but that’s unpopular to say, so they hide behind Trump. That’s why it was important to force McConnell to say he will allow a vote in 17 days. McConnell will very likely try to poison the bill in other ways, so there’s a long fight ahead to get a real DACA bill. They’ve extended CHIP for six years (McConnell was making noises about not being able to afford it after the tax bill’s increase in the deficit), so those kids can’t be held hostage any more. The Democrats have no power to get votes on the schedule, so here’s hoping public pressure will hold McConnell to his word.