Trump Denies ‘Chaos’ in White House Amid Shutdown, Insisting ‘Almost Nobody’ Is Left ‘But Me’


President Donald Trump denied “chaos” in the White House amid the ongoing government shutdown, claiming on Saturday that there’s “almost nobody in the W.H. but me.”

“I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is ‘chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan,’ ” Trump, 72, tweeted on Saturday, without indicating where he saw the report. “The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE. In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me, and I do have a plan on the Shutdown.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request to clarify who is currently in the White House with the president.

With both the Senate and the House adjourned until Monday and a new spending bill nowhere in sight, Trump doubled down on his claim that there’s one clear solution to the shutdown: for the new Democratic House of Representatives to give in to his demands to provide funding for his proposed southern border wall.

Trump tweeted that “to understand” his plan, “you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!”

Philip Rucker, the White House bureau chief at the Washington Post, went on to say that Trump’s latest tweets about the shutdown appeared to be in response to Rucker’s appearance on NBC’s Today Saturday morning.

“It seems the president was watching @PeterAlexander, @kwelkernbc and me talk on @TODAYshow this morning about the lack of a strategy in the White House to end what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history,” he tweeted.

I just watched a Fake reporter from the Amazon Washington Post say the White House is “chaotic, there does not seem to be a strategy for this Shutdown. There is no plan.” The Fakes always like talking Chaos, there is NONE. In fact, there’s almost nobody in the W.H. but me, and…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019

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….I do have a plan on the Shutdown. But to understand that plan you would have to understand the fact that I won the election, and I promised safety and security for the American people. Part of that promise was a Wall at the Southern Border. Elections have consequences!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2019

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Trump went on to reiterate his previous claim that the border wall is necessary to end a “Humanitarian Crisis.”

“We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border,” he wrote on Saturday. “We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their ‘vacations’ and get back to work. I am in the White House ready to sign!”

Trump’s claim regarding the “crisis” is highly disputed. While more unaccompanied children and families have recently come to the border, the total number of …read more

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