Cher Urges Democrats To Stop Government Shutdown, 'Don't Die On This Hill'

Cher has never shied away from expressing herself, including on social media. But the singer/actress turned a few heads on Wednesday when she urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to give in to the demands of President Donald Trump.

First, the Oscar winner questioned where the president's so-called humanitarian crisis was one month or one year ago. Cher added that "this is political" but Trump, but that people are "really suffering" as the shutdown continues.

"HAVING SAID THATNANCY YOU ARE A HERO LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEYPPL WILL STARVE LOSE THEIR HOMES, B UNABLE 2 C DRS," the singer tweeted.

Hours later, Cher returned to Twitter with her signature caps lock and shorthand commentary, telling Democrats to stop the shutdown before Trump.

If Trump were to stop it first, Cher said, the president would be considered a hero and make Democrats look like "obstructionist swamp scum." She added that Trump "has no scruples" but that the president is "playing it right."

"UR PLAYING RIGHT IN2 HIS HANDS.HE'LL EAT UR LUNCH & STEAL UR LUNCH," Cher tweeted. "DONT DIE ON THIS HILL.HE STOPS AT NOTHING."

The tweets come a day after she criticized Trump for saying that Mexico will pay for the proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border during his nationally televised address on Tuesday.

The singer questioned how the wall will pay for itself given that it will require "billions of dollars in maintenance."

"Trump'll LIE & SAY"ITS NEW SELF CLEANING WALL,FENCE, HEDGE,BAMBOO CURTAIN, IRON CURTAIN,CHINTZ CURTAIN,VENETIAN BLIND. STOP LYING &STOP THE FKNG SHUTDOWN NOW," Cher tweeted, before adding that SNAP, a federal program that provides monthly supplements for low-income individuals to purchase nutrient-rich food, should be restarted.

However, SNAP recipients will receive money through February thanks to the previous government funding bill, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said Tuesday. The bill allows federal agencies to honor payments for some programs 30 days after the expiration date, CBS News reports.

The funding bill expired on Dec. 21, but states will be able to process SNAP payments in January. Payments for February would not move forward unless a new funding bill is signed.

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 42 million Americans received SNAP benefits in 2017. In September 2018, $4.7 billion was distributed via SNAP, with money going to all 50 states.

The USDA said that other food programs, including school meal programs and Women, Infants and Children program (WIC), will be funded through March.

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