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Trump says he can ‘relate’ to federal workers who can’t pay bills due to shutdown

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06.01.2019

He may or may not truly be a billionaire, but it’s common knowledge that Donald Trump was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

A massive New York Times expose last October found that by the time he was three, Trump was earning about $200,000 per year from his father’s real estate empire. He was a millionaire by age eight.

So the president raised more than a few eyebrows Sunday, when in answer to a reporter’s question, he said he can “relate” to federal workers struggling to make ends meet as a partial government shutdown drags into a third week.

“Can you relate to the pain of federal workers who can’t pay their bills?” shouted one reporter, as a scrum of journalists gathered outside the White House and peppered Trump with questions.

The president was quick to respond. “I can relate, and I’m sure that the people who are on the........

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