Trump Rips ‘Amazon Washington Post’ Over Shutdown Criticism

“The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE,” POTUS tweets

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to rip the Washington Post’s analysis of how his administration is handling the government shutdown, which just entered Day 22 and is now the longest partial shutdown in U.S. history.

“I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is ‘chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan,'” Trump tweeted. “The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE. In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me, and…”

Trump’s “Amazon Washington Post” dig is a reference to how Jeff Bezos, the chairman and CEO of Amazon, purchased the paper in 2013.

He continued in a followup tweet: “….I do have a plan on the Shutdown. But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!”

White House Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, Philip Rucker, quickly responded: “It seems the president was watching @PeterAlexander, @kwelkernbc and me talk on @TODAYshow this morning about the lack of a strategy in the White House to end what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.”

Negotiation talks between Trump and the Democrats have been on hold since POTUS walked out of a meeting Wednesday. Today, the shutdown surpassed the 1995-96 government closure as the longest in American history.

Trump has canceled his planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month in anticipation of a protracted fight over the issue. He held off on declaring a national emergency Friday.

In another followup tweet this morning, Trump wrote: “We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their ‘vacations’ and get back to work. I am in the White House ready to sign!”

See the tweets below:

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