Michelle Obama loses 16 assistants to shutdown, limits tweeting

First lady Michelle Obama had some bad news for her Twitter followers after the government shutdown on Tuesday: Her tweeting will be limited.

Nearly three-quarters of the White House staff will be on furlough during the shutdown, according to The Hill. American Overlook said that number includes 16 assistants to the first lady.

The last message from FLOTUS read:

Flotus tweet

The White House didn’t threaten to cut back its updates, but it did manage to take a swipe at the House GOP for causing the shutdown:

White House tweet

American Overlook reported that the first lady’s staff costs taxpayers over $1 million a year, suggesting it may “not be so bad if some of them don’t get paid for a few days.”

H/T: American Overlook


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