Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney defended President Trump's tweets this morning calling for a "good shutdown" in September and said the president was "frustrated" by Democrats claiming victory over the government funding bill.
“What you heard the president express this morning was frustration over how he was treated as part of the negotiations," Mulvaney said during a press briefing at the White House on Tuesday.
“I think the president is frustrated with the fact that he negotiated in good faith with the Democrats and they went out to try to spike the football and make him look bad," Mulvaney said. "I get that frustration because I think it is a terrible posture for the Democrats to take."
Mulvaney also accused Democrats of wanting a shutdown because “they were desperate to make this administration look like we could not function.”
He added that a "good shutdown" is one that "fixes this town," referring to Washington's dysfunction.