Wallace: Gov't Shutdown Would Be a 'Disaster' for Trump
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Saturday, April 29 marks President Trump's 100th day in office.
Trump had promised huge changes during his first 100 days, including a crackdown on illegal immigration, a complete tax overhaul and the repeal and replace ObamaCare.
Despite some criticism about not accomplishing everything he promised he would on the campaign trail, Trump said in a Friday morning tweet that he’s not getting enough credit from the national media for all his successes.
No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017
On "Shepard Smith Reporting" today, Chris Wallace wondered if the first 100 days is such a "ridiculous standard," then why is Trump racing to get multiple agenda items jammed in to this week?
Wallace said the only thing that must happen in the next week is for Congress to successfully pass a government spending bill, which will keep the government from shutting down.
"That's awfully important, not just for the obvious reasons, but because you have a completely Republican government: a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican president," Wallace said. "If you get a government shutdown a week from today, on the hundredth day of the Trump presidency, that's a disaster."
He said it doesn't make sense for Trump to be trying to push through any agenda items that would risk such a shutdown, such as tax reform and the ObamaCare repeal and replacement.
"If he can get it all done by next Saturday, terrific. More power to him."