President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to criticize media reports on the partial government shutdown that said there was chaos in the White House over the impasse between Trump and House Democrats on his $5 billion funding demand for a border wall.
I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is “chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan.” The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE. In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me, and...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
....I do have a plan on the Shutdown. But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
The President’s criticism of a “fake reporter” from the “Amazon Washington Post” appears to be referencing the Post’s White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker who called the White House “chaotic” and claimed there was no clear plan to end the shutdown on the “Today” show early Saturday.
It seems the president was watching @PeterAlexander, @kwelkernbc and me talk on @TODAYshow this morning about the lack of a strategy in the White House to end what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history https://t.co/FKfEXtCMVV— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) January 12, 2019
President Trump also tweeted that he was in the White House ready to act and sign funding legislation to end the longest government shutdown in history if Democrats would only come back from their "vacations."
We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their “vacations” and get back to work. I am in the White House ready to sign!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019
House Democrats have refused to compromise on funding for the border wall calling it ineffective and even "immoral" and the president will not sign government funding legislation that does not fund the wall as the shutdown reaches its 22nd day.