George W. Bush Shows Gratitude by Bringing Unpaid Secret Service Officers Pizza — Wants ‘Both Sides’ to End the Shutdown

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As the partial government shutdown hit its four-week mark on Friday, former President George W. Bush delivered pizzas to furloughed workers while sending a message to political leaders on both sides to join together to end the shutdown.

“[Laura Bush] and I are grateful to our Secret Service personnel and the thousands of Federal employees who are working hard for our country without a paycheck,” Bush wrote in a social media post. “And we thank our fellow citizens who are supporting them.”

The shutdown is affecting around 800,000 federal workers as top Democrats and President Donald continue to disagree on funding regarding Trump’s signature campaign promise of constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has said the wall is necessary in order to curb illegal immigration and improve border security.

“It’s time for leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown,” Bush wrote.

Check out the post below:

On Friday, the president wrote a mysterious message on Twitter teasing a “major announcement” that he would deliver on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET “concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown.”

The feud between leaders on both sides only seemed to be more divided this week, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked Trump to move the date of the State of the Union address or provide it in written form, and the president seemingly trolling Pelosi in return by postponing her congressional overseas trip amid the shutdown.

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Phyllis Softa

Thank you, George and Laura Bush, for reminding the country that not all Republicans consider government service employees reprehensible and non-essential.





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