White House spokesman calls Trump a 'real-life Superman'
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A White House spokesman called President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlynn to campaign for Montana GOP Senate candidate Trump considering pardon for boxing legend after call from Sylvester Stallone Decline in EPA enforcement won't keep climate bill from coming MORE a "real-life Superman" on Saturday while blaming Senate Democrats for a failure to pass a GOP-backed government funding measure the previous night.

During an appearance on "Fox & Friends," deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley dismissed a Democratic National Committee statement blaming the shutdown on Trump's "chaotic" Republican Party.

“Nobody is buying that," Gidley responded.

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"Look, you guys are sitting with a former TV Superman in Dean Cain,” he said of the former actor co-hosting the show. "I'm working for a real-life Superman over my shoulder in Donald Trump." 

Trump has blasted Democrats over the shutdown, accusing them in several tweets of caring more about immigrants in the country illegally and politics than about the American people.

“He stood up to the American people last night. He did not bend. He did not break," Gidley said of Trump's refusal to have a stopgap government funding bill include protections for those under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"They don't want a solution for DACA, they don't want a solution for anything. The only thing they want to do is run against this president."