Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney had an unusual lecture for reporters on Tuesday about how a “good shutdown” would “fix” Washington, D.C. At Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Mulvaney complained that Democrats had taken credit for “winning” negotiations over a $1 trillion spending bill. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump had also lashed out at Democrats’ budget spin and threatened to shut down the government during future negotiations. “The signal that we are sending is that we are competent, we know what we’re doing and the government is safe in our hands,” Mulvaney said of the budget.
“And at the same time, when I consider everything aforementioned, it’s just beyond me why we’re still being targeted and labeled as the destroyers of American democracy or whatever it is they’re calling us these days,” he added. “Let me tell you something about the Trump administration, ladies and gentlemen of the press. We are working our butts off trying to fix everything the previous administration screwed up, and another thing: you, along with the American public, are lucky that we’re reluctant to disclose what it is that Obama and his lackeys did wrong, because there’s a lot of it, you wouldn’t believe how much. And it’s not a pretty picture, not by a longshot.”
He continued, “Furthermore, not only was electing Donald Trump as president the right choice for the future of this country, but it was the only choice. Had it been anyone else – especially Hillary Clinton – this country would have been bankrupt by now. We’d look like a post-apocalyptic wasteland, you know, the kind you see in science fiction movies that take place in the future. Luckily, that won’t happen with Donald Trump as president, because if that man knows anything, it’s how to take a loser, polish it up and turn it into a winner. That being said, there’s a lot that’s still wrong with this country, and the majority of it is, unfortunately, located in Washington D.C. I’m not going to go into the details, but let’s just say the place is a snake pit; a snake pit in which President Trump is a King Cobra surrounded by boas and anacondas. I hope that paints the picture for you.”
“Be that as it may, Donald Trump is the not the kind of man that backs down from a challenge. And if we’re being honest, I’m surprised he hasn’t shut down the government yet. He’s taken so many insults aimed towards not only his person, but his family and his children, as well, that I think anybody else in his shoes would have shut down the government months ago. Again, that’s not the way he does things. As a matter of fact, the American people – and especially the media – should thank him for not doing it. We’re all aware of what a disaster that would cause, not to mention the fact that it’d create a stalemate from which we’d then have a hell of a difficult time getting out. Like I said, the man knows what he’s doing, just give him time. Not because he deserves it, but because he deserves your support, admiration and even worship. The government, country and especially the federal budget are safe in his hands,” the budget chief concluded.