It seems President Donald Trump is ready to set another record as president.
According to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump meant it when he said he would keep the government shutdown going for months or even years if necessary.
Man of His Word
Democrats have continued to refuse to take President Trump at face value.
Trump has told Democrats that he is digging in on border security — and he hasn’t backed down.
While appearing on Fox & Friends this weekend, Sarah Sanders doubled down on that sentiment, saying that President Trump “means what he says” when he threatens to keep the government closed until Dems come to the table.
“It would be outrageous for Democrats” to refuse to negotiate, Sanders said, especially since “they agree that we need border security.
“They just are unwilling to let this president win,” she quipped.
And that is the sad reality.
Meanwhile, the White House is ready to come to the compromise table.
Previous Government Shutdowns
But since it doesn’t seem the Dems are ready to negotiate, we could see one of the longest shutdowns in American history.
Since 1976, we have had 19 government shutdowns, including this one.
Oddly enough, the three longest shutdowns prior to the current shutdown were all under Democrat presidents.
In October 2013, Barack Obama led a government shutdown of 16 days.
In September 1978, Jimmy Carter endured the government shutdown for 18 days.
In December 1995, Bill Clinton went through a government shutdown that lasted for 21 days.
As of Monday, the current government shutdown was entering its 17th day, putting it 3rd on the list overall.
Democrats do not appear to be willing to budge on border wall funding to this point, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see Trump eclipse Clinton’s shutdown mark of 21 days by the end of the week.
And while Trump’s name will ultimately be on this shutdown, it is actually Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer who should be taking the blame.