Trump's shutdown is generating giant piles of trash. Now Trump owns some of it.
Two California representatives delivered piled-up garbage from their state national parks to the Trump White House, highlighting the damage done by his shutdown of the federal government.
Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) hauled garbage cans and boxes marked "Trump trash" to the front gate of the White House.
"Mr. Trump, here's your trash," Speier announced as the delivery was made.
Because President Trump is ignoring the consequences of his ridiculous shutdown, @JackieSpeier and are taking garbage we picked up at our national parks last weekend and delivering it him at the White House. Our message is simple: President @DonaldTrump, open the government.
Posted by Congressman Jared Huffman on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
On Facebook, along with video of the delivery, Huffman noted, "Because President Trump is ignoring the consequences of his ridiculous shutdown, @JackieSpeier and are taking garbage we picked up at our national parks last weekend and delivering it him at the White House. Our message is simple: President @DonaldTrump, open the government."
Speier wrote, "If we keep going at this rate we'll end up building a wall of trash at our southern border."
Trump has forced a government shutdown because in a desperate effort to get billions of tax dollars to erect his needless border wall.
The shutdown has created a negative, crippling effect all across the United States.
Thousands of federal workers are not being paid and it's affecting not only them, but their families and countless businesses that rely on them.
Services like sanitation at the national parks have been shut down while portions of the parks remain open, leading to piles of human waste and refuse all over.
The shutdown is an embarrassing, damaging, and unnecessary spectacle completely created by Trump and the Republicans in Congress who have enabled him.
Speier and Huffman's dramatic delivery highlighted that the problems Trump is causing are very real and not a flight of fancy. Trump owns the unpopular shutdown, and now he owns some of the trash from it as well.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.