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‘Just tell me you don’t care’: Ex-Republican chair lambastes ‘clueless’ Trumpsters telling shutdown workers to get over it

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President Donald Trump’s allies are being compared to Marie Antoinette and her famous line, “Let them eat cake” as day 34 of the shutdown gets underway. It was enough to disgust former Republican chairman Michael Steele.

Billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC Thursday that he doesn’t understand why people are going to food banks and they can’t just take out a loan. The comment comes the morning after the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump called the missing pay-checks “a little bit of pain” for a wall that is far more important.

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“You know, I am looking at them sitting in their fine outfits and their jewelry and saying it’s a little bit of pain,” Steele said. “So, clueless. So out of touch. So unconcerned. I mean, the false concern is more galling. Just tell me you don’t care than to sit there and pretend you do because that is more offensive to these families.”

The comments came after a segment where MSNBC interviewed a 17-year veteran of the Smithsonian, who broke down into tears talking about his inability to pay his bills.

“When you look — you want to break a man?” Steele continued. “Take away his livelihood. You want to break up a family, take away the means to protect your children, to feed them, to give them an education because that’s exactly right now.”

Steele went on to say that it’s horrifying that something that was nothing more than a “battle cry,” a means for Trump to remember to talk about immigration, has now become this thing that is destroying American lives.

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