Trump’s pawn shop January 09, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions By now, everyone knows the infamous words spoken by our president on national television Dec. 19. “I am proud to shut down the government … I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.” Could that be any clearer?PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!