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Seriously? Not ONE year?

Donald Trump was inaugurated on January 20, 2017.

One year later, on January 20, 2018, the federal government was shut down, thanks to Trump's mismanagement and reckless political stunts.

And today – one year after that – the government is shut down once again. In fact, we're in the midst of the longest government shutdown in our history.

I'd love to point out that there's a powerful metaphor here, but there's no metaphor; everything we need to know is right there on the surface.

Donald Trump has conducted his presidency with the same incompetence that led him to six bankruptcies and a string of failed businesses. There's no art. There are no deals.

The fact is, we're halfway through his term, and Trump hasn't been able to keep the government open for a single year.

And since he seems to learn exactly nothing from his failures, it's unfortunately all too possible that next January, we'll be mired in another one of Trump's tantrum-induced shutdowns.

Nevertheless, we can't give up. Our movement has spent the last two years fighting to make our country work for all people, and we've only gotten larger, more diverse, and more powerful. And we're showing no signs of slowing.

Trump's got two more years. And we're not going anywhere.

Ron

Posted on January 20, 2019.

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