Good Day World!
Trump's end of the year temper tantrum has culminated in a partial government shutdown, but that doesn't mean Trumpies aren't going to have a New Year's Eve party at Mar-A-Lago.
As of today, The Donald has said he's not going to attend the for-profit event and plans on sulking in the Oval office tweeting grievances.
But damage has already been done.
Taxpayers had to pay $54,000 for tents to be used at the partisan bash that will help fill the Trump coffers. It's already a done deal, whether Donny comes or not.
By partially shutting the government down, you have a situation where Trump's imperial guard aren't even being paid. Money for them ran out on Dec.21st.
The optics of him pigging out at the lush fete while federal workers go without pay looms if Trump changes his mind at the last minute and attends the event.
We'll see how much that optic really bothers Trump in a couple of nights. It's hard to imagine the showman won't be there conducting court.
Regardless, the party will be a success and Trump will make a lot of money from fair-weather conservatives and members of his base who can scrap the money up.
Meanwhile 800,000 federal workers will be wondering when they're going to get their next check?
Happy New Year! From our Liar In Chief!
Time for me to walk on down the road...