As the government shutdown drags on past its first month, hundreds of thousands of employees who are not receiving a paycheck continue to struggle, some unable to pay their mortgages, while others are unable to pay their college tuition and health care costs. The longer the shutdown drags on, the more harm it will cause to these families as well as the overall US economy.
Lara Trump, the wife of the President’s middle son, Eric Trump, sparked outrage on social media last night after an interview with her aired on Bold TV.
“Listen, this is, it’s not fair to you, and we all get that, but this is so much bigger than any one person,” Lara Trump told Bold TV when they asked her what she’d say those affected by the shutdown. “It is a little bit of pain, but it’s going to be for the future of our country and their children and their grandchildren, and generations after them will thank them for their sacrifice right now. I know it’s hard, I know people have families, they have bills to pay, they have mortgages, they have rents that are due. But, the president is trying every single day to come up with a good solution here, and the reality is, it’s been something that’s gone on for too long, and been unaddressed, our immigration problem. If we do nothing right now, it’s never gonna get fixed. This is our one opportunity. So, I would just tell them please stay strong. We appreciate everything that you’re sacrificing. We’re behind you and we’re going to do everything we can. The President is doing everything he can to resolve this quickly.”
Trump then went on to blame Democrats and claim that Americans are behind the President’s decision to hold out for border wall funding.
“It’s gonna last as long as these Democrats keep playing politics,” Lara Trump said. “The reality is, the president is out there fighting every single day, for what he knows is the right thing to do. He knows we need to reform our broken immigration system. He knows that we need a wall or a structure of some sort, however you wanna talk about it on our Southern border. The reality is, the Democrats who oppose this so strongly right now, not too many years ago were all on board with this, because it was under a different President. So, he knows that he is going to win this, the reality is he’s got the people of the country behind him. They voted him in office, because this is one of his campaign promises. So, I think it’s gonna last as long as it takes these Democrats to come to the table.”
Twitter users were quick to react in negative fashion towards the president’s daughter-in-law.
From the #TrumpFamily today:
Draft dodger successfully blocked real patriots from donning the uniform on base of gender.
A woman who is too lazy to work, married a rich toad, and told government workers that a wall is “bigger“ than their mortgage https://t.co/AvEOPK17KV
— Michael Thomas (@in_pubs) January 22, 2019
— Molly (@MsMollyRachael) January 23, 2019
But is it bigger than the personal trainer Lara #Trump has at her most likely home gym? Asking for federal employee friends. Oh # BTW, her kids have secret service as their #borderwall that we as taxpayers foot the bill for, including working but not paid govt employees. Irony?
— Up4 Yes (@Up4Yes) January 22, 2019
Coming from someone using campaign funds to pay off Omorosa #LaraTrump
— Joy 2 Love (@Joy2Love2222) January 23, 2019
When Lara Trump says It is a “bit of pain,” but “this is so much bigger than any one person.” what she actually means is it’s okay for us millionaires that people can’t feed their kids or pay their rent because it’s not them suffering.#LaraTrump
— The fat ugly Girl (@imafatuglygirl) January 23, 2019
No, @LaraLeaTrump , you heartless beast, it isn’t about 1 person; it’s about 800,000 people & their families. You are one nasty creature
— Lilac Baptisia (@LBaptisia) January 23, 2019