President Donald Trump claimed on Tuesday that federal workers had told him that they support the ongoing closure of the government if it means funding its border wall.
"You understand what happens. They want security at the border, "Trump told reporters Tuesday morning (see video above). "Many of these workers have said to me and communicate," Stay out until you get funding for the Wall. "These federal workers want the wall."
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees have stopped working for nine federal ministries Dozens of agencies were shut down on Saturday after Trump refused to sign a spending bill that contained no money for its border wall.
Many who responded to Trump's claim were skeptical of the existence of his border guards US lawyer Preet Bharara of York joked on Twitter that the people Trump referred to were the same 1
That got the ball rolling. A comment joked that slaver Frederick Douglass also wants the wall. Trump said last year that Douglass, who died in 1895, "did an amazing job."
Some response to Bharara's comment referred to the Twitter hashtag "Decommissioning Stories," which exposes the financial bottlenecks among workers in the states: