CNN’s Jake Tapper opened Thursday’s broadcast of “The Lead” with a dig on the Trump administration’s obvious lack of empathy for the 800,000 federal staff presently with out pay because of the ongoing authorities shutdown.
“Allow them to eat Trump Steak!” Tapper declared.
On Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross steered that federal staff may simply acquire loans to tide them over because the longest shutdown in U.S. historical past drags on. And earlier within the week, Lara Trump, the spouse of President Donald Trump’s son Eric, claimed the shutdown was inflicting “a bit little bit of ache” however “is a lot greater than anyone individual.”
Tapper described these tone-deaf feedback as “a bit Marie Antoinette-esque,” per Mediaite.
“Notably provided that tomorrow will mark the second paystub that may learn $zero.00. A full month of no pay,” he mentioned.
Tapper and a panel of friends additionally mentioned the White Home’s seeming callousness: