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Trump Hits Back at Dems Partying in Puerto Rico, 'Democrats Must Get to Work Now'

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President Donald Trump on Monday contrasted the needs of Americans to end the partial government shutdown and secure the southern border with congressional Democrats partying with lobbyists in Puerto Rico.

“I’ve been waiting all weekend. Democrats must get to work now. Border must be secured!,” Trump tweeted.

“Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!” he added.

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Trump noted the sun-and-fun weekend enjoyed by about 30 congressional Democrats who attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Bold PAC retreat in Puerto Rico.

“Dems in Puerto Rico as Shutdown hits day 24,” he tweeted, quoting “Fox and Friends.”

The winter retreat included a special performance of the show “Hamilton,” Fox News reported.

In a statement, Bold PAC Chairman and California Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas said the Democrats were ready to respond if they were needed in Washington.

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“As our Bold PAC members make their way to Puerto Rico for this important weekend — the largest contingency of House Democrats to visit Puerto Rico where they’ll be hearing from Commonwealth and local elected officials about the ongoing recovery efforts — we will be closely monitoring the situation in Washington,” he said.

“If there is any progress by Senate Republicans or the White House to reopen the federal government, then we will act accordingly,” he said.

“This gathering was planned months before Trump decided to shut down the federal government for his unnecessary and costly border wall,” he added.

However, critics said that there was something wrong with Democrats basking on a beach while the federal government was in crisis.

Rooms at the resort where the event was held cost $429 a night, the Washington Examiner reported.

The Democrats flew to the island on a chartered plane.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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