Family of federal worker struggling because of the government shutdown begs Trump to meet with them

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  • John Ash

    No one who works for the federal government deserves sympathy. The child does, but they should be working in the private industry producing something, rather than screwing over others. Do you think the IRS cares about people that can't afford taxes?

  • Thomas

    Unlike the government, government employees can't operate under deficit spending.

  • haggus

    5 billion. Democrats blow through 5 billion like it is toilet paper. Remember the shutdown is because the Dems filibustered the senate over 5 billion.

  • wavaava

    I honestly feel bad for the people that voted for him that are now in this mess. I know how i felt when Bill Clinton lied but then he screwed himself over for a piece of ass. But it upsets me that i had convinced my 85 yr old father who was Voting for the first time to vote for him. But this So called President has shown his colors loud and clear he needs to be stopped Now. He honestly does not care bout the American People I wish more of you supporting him can see that. now.

  • SarcasTex

    Trump has no inkling as to what these people are going through, he was born into a family that never had to worry about money or a source of income. He's oblivious to what it means to live from paycheck to paycheck or to have to wonder where your next meal is coming from, paying rent and utilities, these things are completely foreign to him.

  • kbking

    This government shutdown would end a lot earlier if they stopped the paychecks to the Senators and Congressmen, their staff and the big shots in the White House.

  • Abby1

    Trump does not care about their plight. He would just say its the Democrats fault about the government shutdown. Then he would thank the couple for supporting the Mexican border wall.

  • notagain

    Trump won't meet with anyone unless they're willing to say that they are 100% behind him and willing to die for the wall. smh

  • AngeredVoter

    The Democrats in the House passed legislation to open the Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Interior, Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce and Justice leaving Homeland Security as the only agency unfunded but so-called President Trump and the Republicans are determined to punish as many people as possible.

  • Laney D.

    Trump doesn't care and has no empathy at all. He's incapable of it.

  • 2late2care?

    He. Doesn't. Care. Sociopaths aren't capable. Unless one of his advisors convinces him it would benefit him in a bigly way, forget it. People affected need to keep speaking up loudly!

  • Familia

    'I don't have money but what I do have are a very particular set of skills......
    Liam Neeson on behalf of the American people Trump has taken hostage.

  • Ted Mittelstaedt

    I am sorry to say that if they met with Trump it would be as useful as meeting with a 2 year old and asking the 2 year old to have some empathy for their plight.

    Trump is not capable of empathy. And the reality of it is that they need to be looking around for another job, they can't be depending on the government. I hope that the husband finds one quickly and quits the IRS job.

  • SJC

    McConnell refuses to bring the spending bills to a vote, HE and Trump are causing all the problems due to a Trump obsession tantrum about a wall.

  • Prophet With Honor

    Trump will never be allowed to see/hear any of this, he will be cocooned safely away from the reality of common people.

  • ReviewTheFacts

    Trump generally only sees people who can be of value to him politically. He doesn't want to meet with people he's shortchanged, screwed, or who otherwise are hurt by his policies.

    THESE PEOPLE NEED TO ADDRESS CONGRESS AND THE SENATE!

    Everyone needs to hammer their representatives to override Trump on this one, to pass legislation, let Trump veto it, AND THEN OVERRIDE HIS VETO!

  • ArghONaut

    Kentucky is a hard red state. These poor people seemingly don't understand they are winning and everything is Great Again! While sorry for their plight it is amazing they might think Trump gives a s**t about them or the so many like them..

  • Starderup

    The so-called president is above all this. He floats like the baby tRump in diapers blimp, and the commoners scurry about with their dirty lives, but he doesn't have to touch them. He may launch rolls of paper towels at them, but don't expect more.

  • Helen Smith

    90% of America is living paycheck to paycheck, perhaps until the government opens back up, the political officials bank accounts should be frozen, their assets frozen and their paychecks frozen. THEN THEY'D RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. What a bunch of sick people to put poor people into this position. Paychecks shouldn't be frozen EVER. Just the rest of the government should shut down.

  • helios

    Why them? There are hundreds of thousands of people going through the same thing! What makes these people think they're so special?

  • cupid92

    I know I'm going to get blowback for this but before you had a kid didn't you think maybe you should have a substantial savings account? Like 3 mos or more for emergencies?

  • SFprogressive

    There's another wrinkle to this wall madness, It will cost WAY more than 5,7 billion, Estimates range from 15 to 70 billion, Wait til they have to build a large section in the middle of the river. But one strategy would be to give Don his money, the lawsuits against the wall will take years to resolve, then defeat him in 2020 and put the money into something useful.

  • foldincaulfield

    I don't know what they're complaining about. Didn't Trump say 100% of the workers support his shutdown?

  • SFprogressive

    The Fuehrer will tell you "I relate" and "you'll make do as you always do", Helps, right?

  • THEFred

    Trump is too much of a coward to meet with his victims individually. And if he was somehow forced into it, he would lie to their faces, tell them he's going to "look into" doing something to help them, and then go right back to his harmful pigheaded agenda.

    He's done it before. For example, we watched him promise the Parkland survivors that he was going to stand up to the NRA, and then do the opposite two days later. We've seen him lie to people constantly.

  • Bud Simpson

    The only problem with Trump meeting with them is...he won't do it...he only meets with members of the public that are cheering him on no matter what he says or does...besides Trump stays as far away from reality as is humanly possible.