(CNSNews.com) – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Democrats deliberately shut down the government on the first anniversary of Trump’s presidency to take the focus off Trump’s”good many successes.”
Mulvaney made the comments on CBS’s “Face the Nation” when he was asked about the government shutdown, now in its third day:
“I think part of the reason is that this is the first anniversary of the president’s inauguration,” Mulvaney said.
“And I think the left wing of the Democrat Party is extraordinarily disappointed with how the first year has gone, because the president has a good many successes, the tax bill, the success in the stock markets, the advances that we have had in employment and the economy and so forth.
“And I think one of the reasons you’re seeing the Democrats pick this fight right now, and reason that it is different than it has been in the past is because here we are on the first anniversary, should be talking about the successes, and instead we’re talking about a shutdown.”
“Do you remember January 9? You might have seen the president left the cameras on in the Cabinet Room and we sat with him. I was sitting right next to him. It was the fourth time we had ever had a conversation. And we were talking about DACA and dreamers.
“And the president said: You send me a bill, and I will sign it. Within 48 hours, Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, and I presented a bill to him, which was summarily rejected.
“So, what happened to Schumer happened to us. We can’t reach the agreement we need for this nation without leadership from a president.”
Originally published by CNSNews.com.