Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – live updates

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  • Debate occurred in wake of James Comey’s firing as FBI director
  • Officials wondered whether Trump was ‘executing their will’

Donald Trump on Dec. 11 said of the possibility of a government shutdown: “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.” If that left any doubt, he said: “I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

This morning, on the 24th day of the partial shutdown, he said of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer: “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!”

Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!

I’ve been waiting all weekend. Democrats must get to work now. Border must be secured!

“Dems in Puerto Rico as Shutdown hits day 24.” @foxandfriends

Donald Trump invoked one of the worst massacres against Native Americans in US history late last night as a way to continue mocking Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren over her claims of Native American heritage.

“If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb, it would have been a smash!” he wrote.

+300 of my people were massacred at Wounded Knee. Most were women and children. This isn’t funny, it’s cold, callous, and just plain racist. pic.twitter.com/9xgnSUTp4k

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