Top US Democratic leaders have blasted President Donald Trump for plunging the country into chaos after shutting down parts of the government during Christmas time.
Senate Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) issued a joint statement blasting Trump for “plunging the country into chaos” before Christmas, pointing to a sharp plunge in the stock market amid the government shutdown.
In a joint statement after markets closed, the Democratic leaders said, “It’s Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve — after he just fired the Secretary of Defense.”
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis offered his resignation after Trump announced his decision to pull US troops out of Syria,
Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by 653 points Monday in the worst day of trading on…