The president’s daughter-in-law, who also happens to be his 2020 campaign adviser, Lara Trump is speaking out in the midst of the partial government shutdown, saying the Trump administration understands there is a “little bit of pain,” but urges furloughed workers to look at it as a “sacrifice” to future generations.
Appearing on Bold TV with Carrie Sheffield, Trump discussed the partial government shutdown — which is affecting about 800,000 federal workers — while slamming Democrats for “playing politics” when it comes to funding the president’s top campaign promise of constructing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and improving border security.
Trump said the president is “doing everything he can to resolve this quickly” and urged workers affected to look to the future generations that would be affected by the changes along the border.
“Listen, this is it’s not fair to you, and we all get that, but this is so much bigger than any one person,” she said. “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.”
Trump said her message to the furloughed workers is “please stay strong.” “We appreciate everything that you’re sacrificing. We’re behind you and we’re going to do everything we can.”
Last week, the president signed a law that would guarantee back pay to federal workers affected by the shutdown.
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The partial government shutdown headed into its 33rd day with still no end in sight, while the Senate is set to vote on competing bills on Thursday as Democrats previously said they will not negotiate on border security prior to ending the shutdown and Republicans won’t pass legislation that doesn’t include the president’s proposed $5.7 billion for border wall funding, as IJR News reported.