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Outgoing message on White House comment line blames Democrats for shutdown

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with children as they track Santa Claus' movements with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve at the president's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Feeling like you need to phone in a comment to the White House this morning? That's gonna be tricky.

If you do phone the White House comment line, you'll get a message instead of a person. Not surprising, considering the government is shut down. What is surprising is what the message says. It thanks you for calling and then gets a little strange.

"Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops, and other national security priorities hostage to an unrelated immigration debate. Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down," says the message.

The message is making its rounds on social media.


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