- The federal government’s partial shutdown is now one of the longest in history.
- President Donald Trump has continued to strike out on lawmakers in favor of his $5-billion border wall, though Congress hasn’t shown any signs of budging.
- A number of celebrities have shared condemnations of the shutdown, showing sympathy for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay, and fact-checked some of Trump’s claims on Twitter.
As the federal government entered its 21st day of a partial shutdown, President Donald Trump continued to issue hits against Democratic lawmakers about his wishes for a $5-billion border wall.
However, Trump wasn’t the only vocal figure on Twitter about the shutdown.
From fact-checks to pleas on behalf of federal workers who are going without paychecks, celebrities also took to Twitter to share their takes on the shutdown.
FOR trump THIS IS POLITICAL..BUT REAL PPL ARE REALLY SUFFERING ‼️
WHERE WAS THE FKNG
CRISIS 1 MONTH AGO,1YR AGO⁉️WHERE HAS IT BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 YRS. HAVING SAID THATNANCY YOU ARE A HERO LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY‼️PPL WILL STARVE
LOSE THEIR HOMES, B UNABLE 2 C DRS????????
— Cher (@cher) January 9, 2019
Imagine if the paycheck you expected today instead just gave you exactly zero dollars, and the next one was also looking like zero. Would you worry, maybe feel a bit panicked? My thoughts are with the federal workers as they and their families bear the brunt of the #TrumpShutdown
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 11, 2019
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 20, 2018
#munchausensbyproxy We’re living it every day. It might be called something else; a person holds an entire nation hostage so that they will pay attention to him. What is that called?? Anyone??
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 9, 2019
This is disgusting. Trading one group of children for another. While giving billions in tax cuts to the super wealthy. There is another way. Do the right thing for the people that are here today and stop creating boogie men out of those who may one day come. #TrumpShutdown https://t.co/H5ScufoCrv
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 19, 2018
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 19, 2018
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 20, 2018
A Republican Senate. A Republican Congress. A Republican President. An American travesty. #TrumpShutdown
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 20, 2018
All I want for Christmas is for @DougJones to decide to act like a Democrat and vote against spending $5 Billion to give Donald Trump a border wall. ????????
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) December 21, 2018
So will ICE take some time off from tearing families apart now?
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) January 20, 2018
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 22, 2018
Many celebrities took aim at claims Trump made during his statements broadcast from the Oval Office
Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former communications director of the White House Office of Public Liaison:
I thought Trump said Mexico was going to pay for the wall/fence? https://t.co/XPNYdck8Hn
— OMAROSA (@OMAROSA) January 9, 2019
FACT: Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 9, 2019
As Trump spouts off with his BS…a reminder of when he had this conversation about the wall with the then President of Mexico. We know what was said thanks to leaked transcripts published in the Washington Post. https://t.co/6heXOac0YU pic.twitter.com/GmzGh8qvgv
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 9, 2019