With the government shutdown now entering its second day, Donald Trump has taken an active role in putting 100 percent of the blame on the Democratic Party. In yet another attempt to shift responsibility away from his administration, Trump decided to troll Democrats on the White House phone lines.

Trump's move

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party are often far apart on many issues, but typically find a way to come together on key issues to at least find enough common ground to keep the country moving. Last Friday at midnight, that came to an end when the government was forced to shutdown due to both parties failing to strike a deal on funding.

Democrats have put their foot down and demanded that Republicans extended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for illegal immigrants brought into the United States by their parents when they were underage. In response, Republicans have demanded that funding be added to continue construction of a southern border wall, and for additional border security. Once it was clear that a deal would not be reached, Donald Trump increased his attacks on the Democrats, attempting to create the narrative that he was not to be blamed, despite Republicans controlling all of Congress and the White House. As reported by The Hill on January 21, the president has decided to change the offical White House voicemail to reflect the government shutdown.

When a phone call is placed to the offical public comment line at the White House, (202) 456-1111, a new voicemail can be heard. The voicemail apologizes for not being able to answer the phone due to "congressional Democrats 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," the voicemail adds, while instructing those who call to contact the White House at its offical website.

Once the news went public, it didn't take long for social media to react.

Twitter reaction

In response to the change at the White House voicemail over the government shutdown, those who oppose Donald Trump and the GOP lashed out. "Wow. I called and this is the exact message I got. Isn't this illegal?" one Twitter user wondered.

"I don't think they 'get' to make such a political partisan recording on US Taxpayer phone lines. I think it's an ethics violation @waltshaub is this ethical use of WH resources?" another tweet pointed out. "I thought we had a law about using the White House as partisan propaganda, no?" yet another Twitter user asked.

"This is beyond f-ed up. Zero class. Zero. This is not the America I know. This is begging for a totalitarian state. Un-fing-believable," a Twitter user noted. "That can’t be legal!" another tweet observed.