In the latest episode of As the Government Turns, President Trump stated his case for Congress to fund a $5 billion wall along the Mexican border in an eight-minute Oval Office speech on national TV. Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi quickly called Trump a liar and fearmonger in their own televised address.
Today, the three will meet to hash things out at the White House. Will this bring an end to the three-week standoff? Will Trump declare a national emergency? Will federal workers get their paychecks? Will Melania wear something inappropriate and insulting? As we have come to learn, anything is possible.
As the drama continues, try to take solace in these hard-hitting comics and editorial cartoons about what is fast becoming an annual tradition — the Federal Government Shutdown!