The president spent around $5000 of his own money to buy fast food for a visiting football team that came to the White House for a photo-op before the upcoming Superbowl game. Trump stated that the kitchen staff is on furlough because of the shutdown and are not being paid. He did not offer to pay for the meals of the 800.000 Federal and contract workers who are getting slammed by the loss of the ability to provided for themselves and their families. The Coast Guard is being hit the hardest for they are the only part of the military not being paid for for the first time in our history as a country because of a government shutdown.
Nancy Pelosi has decided that the State of The Union address to the nation that the President gives on the 29th of January be changed due to security concerns related to the number of important individuals attending. Once again the American people are witnessing the continuing meltdown of our government on the world stage. There is also a problem for the British government and their form of governance the “Brexit” and its plan for that country to leave the EU. Democracy is once again being forced re-examine itself at the place of its birth.
There was a suicide bombing in Syria where several U.S. servicemen were killed today. This is after the President said he wants all f our troops out of that country ASAP. The problem of the Trump family business ties to Russia will not go away anytime soon, so the American people are being let down by our elected leadership at a time when we need it the most. The state of our union is in a bad place, to say the least.