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‘Spectacle of a nation’: Washington Post editorial calls on Trump not to create another embarrassing shutdown

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President Donald Trump, speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House after meeting with Democrats to discuss the ongoing partial government shutdown. (Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com)

On Monday, an editorial in The Washington Post called on President Donald Trump and lawmakers to act swiftly in order to prevent another shutdown.

“The lives of hundreds of thousands of federal workers would again be upended in the event of another shutdown,” the report said.

Lawmakers reached an “agreed on principle” that gives Trump about $1.3 billion for his wall. Trump has still not approved of the proposals, and despite the negotiations said he would build the wall anyway, during a rally in El Paso.

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Another government shut down would also tarnish the reputation of America.

“The image and prestige of the United States itself would be further battered as people around the world took in the spectacle of a nation incapable of fulfilling basic functions of governance,” the report said.

As the potential shutdown looms, the basic functions of government will not be able to operate.

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“Mr. Trump had sought for his wall — they should certainly be able to find it on detention bed capacity. Monday evening they were reported to have reached a preliminary deal. If so, Congress should vote on it, whatever Mr. Trump says about it, and keep the government open,” the report said.

Adding, “Lawmakers are paid to resolve problems. Let them resolve this one and present a deal to the president.”

Read the full report here.

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REVEALED: Kayleigh McEnany called Biden a ‘man of the people’ who connects better with the ‘middle class’ than Trump

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is a loyal mouthpiece for President Donald Trump, both in presidential policy and against his political opponents in the election campaign. She has echoed Trump's attacks on Joe Biden, calling him a "radical socialist" and using monikers like "Sleepy."

But on Monday, CNN unearthed audio of McEnany from 2015 during an interview on New York AM970, in which she offered a very different view.

"I think the Republicans run into a problem if it is Joe Biden and if it is maybe a Trump on the other side," said McEnany. "Because Joe Biden, one of the things he is remarkable at is really kind of being a man of the people and resonating with middle class voters. Feeling like — coming off as human. His gaffes — as much as we make fun of them — to a certain extent they make him look human. So not, since he's likable."

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Trump whines that he shouldn’t be blamed for ‘Lock Her Up!’ chants — as his supporters chant it

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President Donald J. Trump refuted responsibility for his rally cries of "lock her up" during a campaign stop in Martinsburg, Penn. Monday.

"Lock her up," the crowds chanted. To which Trump replied, "Now [the chants] are happening with [Joe] Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say, 'lock her up,' they always blame me and I have nothing to do with it."

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After the crowd chants "lock her up!" for Hillary Clinton, Trump says "now [the chants] are happening with Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say 'lock her up,' they always blame me & I have nothing to do with it." pic.twitter.com/SjKrfadJIv

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‘Segregated South type behavior’: Americans are furious at ‘scared’ Texas’s Gov. Abbott deploying Guard troops to the polls

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced that he is deploying troops to the polls in the state, something that a president can't even due because it can suppress the vote.

“The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election,” San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday.

It sent people into flames of rage claiming that it was an example of a Republican governor behaving like a segregationist from the 1950s.

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