As we went to press, we were continuing to assess the aftermath of President Trump's Oval Office Speech--this is as the shutdown continues--and we captured just two examples of the on-going impact over the past 24 hours above.
As we were on the prowl today, our team picked up a tweet from the President in the aftermath of his Oval Office Speech which was not received well (with the exception of the News Personalities at Fox News):
California pays more in taxes to DC than it receives in federal spending.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) January 9, 2019
57% of its forests are owned and managed by the federal govt.
40% are owned by families, Native American tribes or companies.
Just 3% are owned and managed by state and local agencies. https://t.co/d8nX1qzfqe
This was prompted by Ian Bremmer in the aftermath of the President noting that he would be withholding FEMA money from California--We released this in support of the call by Speaker Pelosi within the past hour:
We Agree @SpeakerPelosi and urge @GOPLeader to join as this goes beyond partisan politics and it is about our home state..... https://t.co/YeHjKAXf3Q— DailyOutsider (@ordinaryfaces) January 9, 2019
We also picked up this matter-of-fact letter from the Airline Pilots Association which was dated January 2 and reported by Inc. on the ramifications of the shutdown--we have noted the original letter here for reference:
In an Astonishing Letter, Delta and United Pilots Just Told President Trump To Stop and Think https://t.co/u9Jre6DSG8— Inc. (@Inc) January 9, 2019
Update: This from David Frum as we also are assessing the situation in Sudan along with Brexit and as the Secretary of State is making the rounds in the Middle East:
Trump's border argument made no sense, he has zero leverage to get his way, his support in Congress is dropping, and I expect the ratings to show a startlingly small audience for last night's Oval Office address https://t.co/FI9YIM00JX— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 9, 2019