Trump spent the holidays ranting on Twitter about the shutdown he caused.
Trump spent the holiday season largely hidden from public view, ranting endlessly on Twitter as Democrats prepare to take control of the House and finally hold him accountable.
Trump engineered the shutdown of the federal government, beginning on Dec. 22, after Congress rejected his demand for billions of dollars to be wasted on a useless border wall.
And from that date, in a time period encompassing Christmas and the New Year, he hasn't shut up.
Over the course of 94 cringeworthy tweets, Trump has whined about the wall, the Democrats who have opposed him, and the Republicans who have criticized him, while promoting sycophantic tweets from pundits backing his unpopular presidency.
The Washington Post's Fact Checker column analyzed Trump's holiday tweets and found them jam-packed with lies about the border proposal.
He lied and said, "the only way to stop drugs, gangs, human trafficking, criminal elements and much else from coming into our Country is with a Wall or Barrier."
Ignoring reality, Trump said Democrats "turned against it" because "I made it an important part of my campaign."
Democrats have opposed Trump's border wall proposal because it is a useless exercise in racial demagoguery, not to mention that it creates a giant bill for taxpayers after Trump promised that Mexico would pay for it.
Trump also lied, saying Mexico was "paying for the wall" through "a new Trade Deal." No such deal has passed Congress.
Showing how gullible he is, Trump wrote, "Mitch McConnell just told a group of people, and me, that he has been in the U.S. Senate for 32 years and the last two have been by far the best & most productive of his career."
Perhaps feeling the heat from his unpopular shutdown ultimatum, Trump wrote, "Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?"
Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, are taking over the House of Representatives. They do not plan to give Trump funding for his wall and will propose legislation to reopen the government. Democrats will also begin investigating the Trump administrations' corruption, ending the free pass he was given by congressional Republicans for two years.
Trump will have a lot more to whine and lie about and things are just going to get worse for him.
Published with permission of The American Independent.