When it comes to this partial government shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without income, President Trump doesn’t really appear to be stressing. He won’t budge from his demand of $5 billion-plus dollars for the…
When it comes to this partial government shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without income, President Trump doesn’t really appear to be stressing. He won’t budge from his demand of $5 billion-plus dollars for the construction of a wall along the southern U. S. border, and he’s threatened to keep the government closed for as long as it takes to get it. With that, you might be wondering whether the president gets paid during a government shutdown, because this doesn’t seem like expected behavior for someone with dwindling income.
Though there are a reported 800,000 people who didn’t get their paychecks on Friday, Jan. 11, members of Congress and the president will continued to be paid during the shutdown. According to USA Today, their salaries are written into the Constitution and aren’t funded by annual appropriations, which means that they’re totally in the clear whenever the government shuts down.

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