President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump said that while federal employees may be feeling “a little bit of pain” from the lack of pay during the shutdown, they should forget those individual qualms since “this is so much bigger than any one person.”
“We get that this is unfair to you, but this is so much bigger than any one person. It is a little bit of pain, but it’s going to be for the future of our country and their children and their grandchildren and generations after that will thank them for their sacrifice right now,” she said on web show Bold TV according to Newsweek.
“I know it’s hard, I know they have bills to pay, they have mortgages, they have rents that are due, but the President is trying every single day to come up with a good solution here and the reality is it’s been something that has gone on for too long and gone unaddressed,” she continued. “I would just tell them, please stay strong, we appreciate everything that you’re sacrificing, we’re behind you and we are going to do everything that we can, I know the President is doing everything he can to resolve this quickly.”
In reality, Trump’s refusal to budge on his border wall has caused Senate Republicans to refuse to take up legislation from the House that would reopen the government. The Senate itself passed a continuing resolution unanimously back in December, but the lack of wall funding made it untenable for Trump.