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Humpty Trumpty sat on his border wall | Sheneman cartoon

Trump got himself into this shutdown mess because he is incompetent.

Self-proclaimed "stable genius" Donald Trump has negotiated himself into a corner with no obvious way out.

The leader of the free world has decided that the best way to get funding for his very stupid border wall is to pitch a hissy fit the likes of which have never been seen before. He now presides over the longest/dumbest government shutdown in the history of the republic with no end in sight.

The president fancies himself a master negotiator. Everyone who has ever negotiated with him before views him as a dupe. He takes his marching orders from the conservative Twitter-verse and has managed to negotiate his way out of his beloved wall several times.

Democrats were willing to pay for the ridiculous barrier in return for preserving DACA, far-right pundit Ann Coulter put the kibosh on that in 180 characters or less. 

Trump has, through decades of media coverage, crafted the persona of a prosperous businessman. A prominent real estate developer in the financial mecca of Manhattan and a billionaire many times over. That turned out to be, shocker, a lie.

Trump is not, nor has he ever been, a big time real estate developer. He propped up a meager portfolio with a few high profile projects like the Grand Hyatt and Trump Tower. He built his "empire" with money his daddy ran through a gauntlet of tax evasion schemes and still managed to burn through that several times over.

Trump got himself into this shutdown mess because he is incompetent.

He, in his own words, likes to "wing it" in all things. There was no plan to get in and there is sure as hell no plan to get out. In the balance are the institutions that form the United States government and the livelihoods of 800,000 government workers. 

God bless America. 

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