White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Democrats deliberately shut down the government on the first anniversary of Trump’s presidency to take the focus off Trump’s”good many successes.”

Mulvaney made the comments on CBS’s “Face the Nation” when he was asked about the government shutdown, now in its third day:

“I think part of the reason is that this is the first anniversary of the president’s inauguration,” Mulvaney said.

“And I think the left wing of the Democrat Party is extraordinarily disappointed with how the first year has gone, because the president has a good many successes, the tax bill, the success in the stock markets, the advances that we have had in employment and the economy and so forth.

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