Listen: President Trump, Government And Congress discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Donald Trump being Donald Trump means that Donald Trump will want to set the record for government shutdowns. Even if his shutdown is only a partial shutdown of government departments and agencies that have not already been fully funded for the year by congress and to set that record Donald Trump has to keep the shutdown going until Saturday, which will be the twenty second day of the Trump shut down the shutdown. The Donald Trump told Democrats he would never blame them for because he would take full responsibility for the shutdown. President Trump has scheduled a trip to the southern border on Thursday with the full expectation and probably the desire that the shutdown is still a shutdown, but the big problem looming for President Trump and Republicans in congress. If they do set a record with this shutdown is that eight hundred thousand federal workers will miss their first pay day on Friday federal workers, get there. Paychecks twice a month and Friday is there I pay day of the shutdown in government shutdowns non essential workers are not allowed to report for work because it is illegal for the government to force them to work for no pay. But the government is forcing TSA agents to do that because their work is considered essential. There have been multiple reports of TSA agents calling in sick in effect refusing to work for no pay journey. Our discussion now David Francie your editor for the Atlantic.."