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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

China Could Have Nuked Us And Trump Wouldn't Care

Donald Trump's government shutdown from the end of 2018 into 2019 proved to be the longest in American history.


Photo Insert: Years before the 2020 election, and the impending global pandemic, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen painted Trump a mental picture that he couldn't ignore.



Despite the finger-wagging from Democrats and Trump's poll numbers falling, it was Homeland Security that finally was able to get the ex-president to blink, according to Miles Taylor, Sarah K. Burris reported for Raw Story.

Writing in his new book "Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump," the former DHS chief of staff and infamous "Anonymous" author describes Trump being convinced to end the shutdown.



Years before the 2020 election, and the impending global pandemic, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen painted Trump a mental picture that he couldn't ignore.


"We held emergency meetings at the White House. The secretary and I used the looming deadline of missed paychecks to force Trump's hand, raising the visual specter of DHS families standing in food lines— something the president knew would be deeply harmful to his reelection. He finally blinked."


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

Homeland Security oversees departments like the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Federal Emergency Management, the TSA, Secret Service and others.


National security faltering because Trump wanted a "wall" wasn't a good image, and they finally convinced him of it. What followed, however, was a complete presidential meltdown.


Government & politics: Politicians, government officials and delegates standing in front of their country flags in a political event in the financial district.

"Up to that point, I thought I'd seen the nation's chief executive unglued. But after he lost the showdown with Congress, his remaining reservations (if any) were gone," said Taylor.


"In the three months that followed, China could have launched a nuclear strike at the US, and Trump wouldn't have cared. Everything was about the southern border."





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