After over a month of the partial government shutdown, president Trump threw in the towel following to an avalanche of political and economic disaster. U.S. house speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco emerged as Trump’s most powerful political protagonist since his election.
She quietly stood her ground, ignoring his bombast, until he ceded his hold over the shutdown and gave in. Some 800,000 federal workers faced truly challenging conditions after losing checks for two pay periods.
Trump officials, some of the richest people in the U.S., snorted derisively over the workers’ pay problems. They seem to echo Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution: “let them eat cake,” she said.
How will these people view the president who brought nothing but pain and worry to them? Do you want to bet that there will not be another shutdown during Trump’s term? Hey, put money on it.
Trump revealed to his base supporters that he was in over his head by ordering a fruitless shutdown. It won’t happen again anytime soon. Bet on it.
From imprison nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.