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Twitter Blames Trump, Schumer for Shutdown Through Hashtags

Twitter Blames Trump, Schumer for Shutdown Through Hashtags
President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders are at a standoff this weekend. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Saturday, 20 January 2018 09:22 AM

The hashtag #TrumpShutdown, set up to blame President Donald Trump for the partial government shutdown, was the top worldwide trending topic since just before midnight Friday after lawmakers could not reach agreement on a continuing resolution to keep the government open.

However, the hashtag #SchumerShutdown is also trending high, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., getting a huge amount of blame, including from the White House, for the shutdown.

The anti-Trump hashtag reached number one at about an hour before midnight, the Washington Examiner reports. It rallied Democrats who opposed the short-term measure that had been supported by the White House and Republican leaders.

Earlier on Friday, Schumer shared a video from 2011, in which Trump told an interviewer that a shutdown "would be a tremendously negative mark on the president."

Schumer also used the #TrumpShutdown hashtag.

Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders used the anti-Schumer hashtag, in a in a tweeted official statement from the White House, wtih the statement itself blaming the shutdown on Schumer.

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The government shutdown blame is being levied on both sides as #SchumerShutdown and #TrumpShutdown hashtags are trending highly on Twitter this weekend.
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