Wow, really. He is heading the American people into a civil war with his mental illness. The voting system of the Senate is in place because of people like him, and to change the filibuster ruling's so the GOP Swamp can push their agenda through is unconstitutional Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We.... President Trump called for a government shutdown later this year to further the goals of the Republican Party. On Tuesday morning, Trump said a shutdown is necessary for Republicans to negotiate with Democrats on a spending bill next September after the current spending bill runs its course. He argued that the government closure would help to clean up the “mess” in Washington, D.C., either by prompting Senate Republicans to scrap the legislative filibuster’s 60-vote threshold — something many GOP lawmakers oppose — or by boosting the Republicans in the 2018 congressional elections.