High drama, few results as Trump warns of 'long' shutdown

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  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 16, 2019 11:01 a.m.

    @LOU Montana
    "No one cares when millions of us get laidoff through no fault of our own. "

    What people don't care when people get laid off like that? The federal employees have a contingent of conservative people rooting for them to be fired.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Jan. 16, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    Headline: "High drama, few results..."

    A more honest campaign slogan than "Make America Great Again" ever was.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Jan. 16, 2019 7:33 a.m.

    For a lot of Americans getting laid-off or furloughed happens all too often and repeatedly.

    Getting laid-off makes us stronger and wiser. It is also very humbling.

    What I find most interesting is how everyone is supposed to care that these federal employees got laid-off because of Trump.

    No one cares when millions of us get laidoff through no fault of our own. Why should we care about them?

    Maybe, they should thank those who voted for Trump?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 10:12 p.m.

    Not just a shutdown. A trump shutdown.

  • Itsjustpyrite Magna, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 7:34 p.m.

    This is beginning to sound desperate. Desperate Measures by a desperate man. It's too bad that that desperate man didn't understand that there are 800,000 other desperate people and countless more who are affected by his desperate drama pleas. There is an old saying.
    Get off the wall and support Americans mr. Trump.

  • Zzzptm Dallas, TX
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:15 p.m.

    Trump started this dumpster fire, it's up to him to put it out with one concession - take the wall off the table and let government get back to business.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 6:06 p.m.

    This is on trump and McConnell.

    If McConnell allowed a vote on the house bill it would pass and trump would veto it. If trump vetoes the bill he is the one to blame for the shutdown. McConnell is just protecting the president and they are equally at fault.

    The truth is trump is playing to his base and that is it. Why didn’t trump demand a wall and shut down the government a year ago? It is because he is playing politics. Shame on trump and McConnell.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 1:47 p.m.

    @no names: "It seems President Trump is trying to "bypass" speaker Pelosi and to "peel off support".
    Notice how different that sounds than "reaching out to rank-and-file members in an effort to negotiate a solution to the current shutdown."
    Or even than a straight-down-the-middle, "attempting to visit directly with rank-and-file members"."

    I appreciate you including examples in your critique of the article and how you would write it in a more neutral tone.

    You are correct in that "attempting to visit directly with rank-and-file members" is a bit more neutral sounding, but Trump is trying to find support from other members of the Democratic caucus without going through the leader of that caucus, Pelosi.

    You would have to include that bit in your re-write and make it sound more neutral than the phrases "peel off support" or "bypass" in order to convey the same information.
    Trying to get around Pelosi is sort of a key bit of information to what Trump is doing, no?

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:38 p.m.

    And yet more bias from the AP.

    It seems President Trump is trying to "bypass" speaker Pelosi and to "peel off support".

    Notice how different that sounds than "reaching out to rank-and-file members in an effort to negotiate a solution to the current shutdown."

    Or even than a straight-down-the-middle, "attempting to visit directly with rank-and-file members".

    The recent DesNews reporting on the importance of integrity reminds me that some lies are not so much outright falsehoods as they are subtle partial truths, or injecting too much personal opinion where simple facts are in order. It is the way in which the media chooses to report, as well as which stories they report on vs which they deem not newsworthy--far more than overt lies like exploding side-saddle gas tanks or news anchors claiming to be in the middle of gun battles when they were an hour away--that has eroded trust in the 4th estate.

    Trump is neither the 1st, last, nor worst president to play fast and loose with the truth. The constant drum beat against by proxy means of endless articles about "integrity" or "honesty" grow a bit tiresome in light of what the media itself does daily.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 15, 2019 12:31 p.m.

    ""The president looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government," Sanders said."

    Trump created the border crisis. He can solve it in a minute by changing his shallow mind. Does anyone believe anything, any longer, that Sanders says?

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Jan. 15, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    Article: "...rank-and-file House Democrats declined an invitation to lunch Tuesday with President Donald Trump."

    If only Trump offered to treat them to hamberders...