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Trump’s New Year greetings even includes his critics

Posted: 1:23 PM, Jan 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-01 14:23:08-05

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump welcomed 2019 with an all-caps tweet that wished “everyone” a Happy New Year — “including the haters and the fake news media.”

The president also predicted that 2019 would be a “fantastic” year for anyone “not suffering from Trump derangement syndrome” — which he has ascribed to his critics in the past.

Trump’s New Year’s message was eerily similar to his tweet at the end of 2016, in which he wished a happy New Year “to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do.”

Two years earlier, Trump extended New Year greetings to “all haters and losers.”

Trump originally had planned to spend the holidays at his private Mar-a -Lago resort in Florida. That trip was scuttled after the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22.

House Democrats  released a plan on Monday  that would re-open the federal government, but their proposal did not include funding for a border wall with Mexico that the president has demanded.

The Senate’s Republican leadership said on Monday that the Senate “is not going to send something to the president that he won’t sign.”

Later, Trump also sent out a more direct New Year’s greeting on Twitter.