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    #TrumpShutdown In Tweets On Inauguration Anniversary

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    While the White House has blamed the shutdown of the federal government on the Democratic Party, with President Donald Trump posting furious tweets on his feed, netizens appear to be accusing Trump for the failure.

    President Trump is celebrating his first anniversary in office with his government in shutdown, saying that the Democrats “gave him a nice present,” having placed their concerns over illegal immigrants above the country’s national security.

    The anticipated shutdown prompted a wave of reactions on Twitter, with users bringing to the spotlight the irony of the situation…

    …blaming the GOP and the President…

    …and poking fun at him…

    "We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands," the White House press secretary said in a statement after the funding legislation failed to get the 60 votes needed to avoid a shutdown.

    READ MORE: US Senate Votes Against Bill That Could Help Avoid Government Shutdown

    US Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer responded to the White House on behalf of the Democratic Party, saying that he had offered to put the border wall with Mexico “on the table” during the discussion but Trump walked away from it, having killed the deal.

    "And the blame should crash entirely on President Trump's shoulders. This will be called the Trump shutdown… because there is no one, no one, who deserves the blame for the position we find ourselves in more than President Trump," Schumer said.

    READ MORE: Trump on Shutdown: 'Democrats Wanted to Give Me a Nice Present'

    In the United States a government shutdown occurs when the President and Congress fail to pass a bill on funding government operations and federal agencies.

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