America’s government shutdown isn’t a public relations win for the country, but to channel President Trump when he responded to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a racist: “Who cares?”
Trump has never cared about what may seem embarrassing; he has cared about long-term goals. An added bonus to the shutdown? A number of U.S. officials have told me that they have been able to work much more effectively without the drag of anti-Trump, life-long government apparatchiks.
A senior Trump official wrote as much in an op-ed.
Another benefit is that as time drags on, the American public will begin to ask further questions of why they pay so much for government in the first instance, when so much of this shutdown is scarcely noticeable.