You may never have thought to characterize President Donald Trump as Superman, but his White House spokesman seems to think so. Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley was on FOX News and the subject was the government shutdown or as I call it, the Schumer Shutdown.
Even though the House passed a bill to the Senate that would keep the government running, the Democrats would not settle for any compromises. If you read closely, you can see that Schumer was only offering to THINK about the wall. There was no concrete offer to fund the wall. Political promises are not acceptable currency for President Trump. The Superman comment will be remembered for a while.
As Written and Reported By Josh Delk for The Hill:
A White House spokesman called President Trump a “real-life Superman” on Saturday while blaming Senate Democrats for a failure to pass a GOP-backed government funding measure the previous night.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley dismissed a Democratic National Committee statement blaming the shutdown on Trump’s “chaotic” Republican Party.
“Nobody is buying that,” Gidley responded.
“Look, you guys are sitting with a former TV Superman in Dean Cain,” he said of the former actor co-hosting the show. “I’m working for a real-life Superman over my shoulder in Donald Trump.”
Trump has blasted Democrats over the shutdown, accusing them in several tweets of caring more about immigrants in the country illegally and politics than about the American people.
“He stood up to the American people last night. He did not bend. He did not break,” Gidley said of Trump’s refusal to have a stopgap government funding bill include protections for those under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…..
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