‘Let Them Eat Cake’: Lara Trump Mocked For Saying Shutdown Is ‘Little Bit of Pain’ for Workers

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The daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump brushed aside the hardships of furloughed federal workers, instead thanking them for their “sacrifice.”

“Listen, this is, it’s not fair to you and we all get that but this is so much bigger than any one person,” Trump said in an interview with Bold TV on Monday.

“It is a little bit of pain but it’s going to be for the future of our country and their children and their grandchildren and generations after them will thank them for their sacrifice. Right now, I know it’s hard. I know people have families they have bills to pay, they have mortgages, they have rents that are due.”

Trump blamed the Democrats in Congress for not negotiating with the president on his demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall. The government shutdown is now in its 33rd day.

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Many critics found Trump’s comments insensitive and made multiple comparisons to Marie Antoinette’s (misquoted) “let them eat cake.”

Others pointed out that Trump is in no position to understand the hardships of missing a paycheck. Trump is married to the president’s son Eric who has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

The only glimmer of hope for an end to the shutdown is a Senate vote scheduled by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for Thursday on a Democratic bill to open the government until Feb 8. The bill does not include any funds for a border wall.

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Judy Smith

She has no idea of just how unintelligent her remarks about the shutdown are. As long as she has Trump connections (marriage), she won’t realize what our government workers are literally suffering through. I just wish Trump would have cut the pay for the legislators—-both the Senate AND the House. That would certainly stop some of the nastiness coming from Pelosi and her demonic radicals.

Rocky Drummond

About 40% of Americans can’t handle a $400 emergency without struggling!

Imagine the pain from the sudden loss of your own paycheck.

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