On his one-year anniversary, Trump rang in a government shutdown resulting from a Senate stalemate Friday night. While the president furiously took to Twitter to blame the Democrats, his son Eric thinks the shutdown may somehow be a good thing.
There’s been plenty of finger-pointing since the shutdown, and Eric says this could be good because it paints Democrats in a negative light, according to ABC. “Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us, because people see through it," Eric told Fox News Saturday night. "I mean, people have seen a year that's incredible. It's been filled with nothing but the best for our country, 'America First' policies, and they're happy with where we are as a nation. It has the Democrats worried."
The shutdown will affect over a million government workers, who will be placed on furlough or go unpaid for as long as the shutdown continues. Unsurprisingly, Trump’s main dilemma regarding the shutdown was having to miss a super-fabulous gala to celebrate his inauguration anniversary. Perhaps Eric thinks the shutdown is a good thing because he ended up going to the gala in his father’s place, but either way, he maintains that the Democrats want to use the shutdown as a tool to distract from Trump’s achievements. "The only reason they want to shut down government is to distract and to stop his momentum," Eric said to Fox News. "I mean, my father has had incredible momentum. He has gotten more done in one year than arguably any president in history."
Both sides of the aisle are putting their Twitters to use. For Republicans, that means using the hashtag #SchumerShutdown to blame the Minority Leader. On the left, Democrats are using #TrumpShutdown. The third Trump child also claims that the Democrats are using the shutdown as a ploy to move attention away from their own party. “How do they save their own party when they don't have any leadership, they don't have any good candidates out there, they don't have a message of their own?” he said. “How do they do that? They obstruct, they distract, they try and place blame."