As of midnight the federal government is in shutdown mode, and starting yesterday evening MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was offering encouragement to the Democrats:

And the blame, according to Scarborough, is squarely on the GOP and Trump:

The New York Times and Associated Press are among those who disagree with that blame assessment.

The rhetoric really has changed too:

Fact check: TRUE.

Another fact check: TRUE again.

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