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From Snoop Dogg to Mark Hamill, celebrities are reacting to the government shutdown

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  • The federal government’s partial shutdown is now one of the longest in history. 
  • President Donald Trump has continued to strike out on lawmakers in favor of his $5-billion border wall, though Congress hasn’t shown any signs of budging. 
  • A number of celebrities have shared condemnations of the shutdown, showing sympathy for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay, and fact-checked some of Trump’s claims on Twitter.  

As the federal government entered its 21st day of a partial shutdown, President Donald Trump continued to issue hits against Democratic lawmakers about his wishes for a $5-billion border wall. 

However, Trump wasn’t the only vocal figure on Twitter about the shutdown.

From fact-checks to pleas on behalf of federal workers who are going without paychecks, celebrities also took to Twitter to share their takes on the shutdown. 

Cher:

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FOR trump THIS IS POLITICAL..BUT REAL PPL ARE REALLY SUFFERING ‼️
WHERE WAS THE FKNG
CRISIS 1 MONTH AGO,1YR AGO⁉️WHERE HAS IT BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 YRS. HAVING SAID THATNANCY YOU ARE A HERO LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY‼️PPL WILL STARVE
LOSE THEIR HOMES, B UNABLE 2 C DRS🙏🏻

 

George Takei:

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Imagine if the paycheck you expected today instead just gave you exactly zero dollars, and the next one was also looking like zero. Would you worry, maybe feel a bit panicked? My thoughts are with the federal workers as they and their families bear the brunt of the #TrumpShutdown

 

Rosie O’Donnell:

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stand strong in the truth – democrats must right this travesty #TrumpShutdown #AmericaDeservesBetter #StopTHEM pic.twitter.com/omDM9szB1E

 

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