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World Mocks, Offers To Help U.S. Amid Government Shutdown

Some were confused, others laughed, and China was just sad.

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2. Think it was hard for Americans to try to figure out what was going on with the U.S. government shutdown? Well, the rest of the world was even more confused.


Stacey Ghent

@staceylghent

Right, so I don’t understand the #USgovernmentshutdown at all! Is it a bit like when #Woolworths closed?

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Deena Adel

@deena_adel

People from Egypt texting me asking what it’s like to be in the US while it is shutdown. #he3

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☆Traci-Ann☆

@blitzangel_50

Finally found out what the #USgovernmentshutdown was # confused #fixed now thanks for explaining :-)

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6. Some countries just wanted to help.

Eh America, were still open here in Canada. Come on up to the igloo if you like hockey on the TV and drinking real beer. #governmentshutdown

— Cause We're Canadian (@MadelnCanada)

Cause We’re Canadian

@MadelnCanada

Eh America, were still open here in Canada. Come on up to the igloo if you like hockey on the TV and drinking real beer. #governmentshutdown

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Just fire the whole government like Australia did in 1975 #USGovernmentshutdown http://t.co/6dtXibXhR0

— Adelle (@adelledrover)

Adelle

@adelledrover

Just fire the whole government like Australia did in 1975 #USGovernmentshutdown http://t.co/6dtXibXhR0

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budget crisis..... come to Kenya we will sort you out. #USGovernmentShutDown

— Baba Sharon (@Jontez14)

Baba Sharon

@Jontez14

budget crisis….. come to Kenya we will sort you out. #USGovernmentShutDown

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10. The Chinese government worried about people getting sad.

US government shutdown makes Chinese tourists sad - WantChinaTimes - http://t.co/C8bh3rFPou #China #travel

— ChinaTravelBlog.com (@chinatravelblog)

ChinaTravelBlog.com

@chinatravelblog

US government shutdown makes Chinese tourists sad - WantChinaTimes - http://t.co/C8bh3rFPou #China #travel

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12. And Russia decided to give the shutdown a new name.

#Russia is calling this an elephant shutdown #GOPshutdown #GOPFail #maddow

— rcarr (@rcarr57)

rcarr

@rcarr57

#Russia is calling this an elephant shutdown #GOPshutdown #GOPFail
#maddow

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14. But mostly people just wanted the U.S. to stop whining. Especially in Egypt, where government has been a pretty transient thing lately.

Lol government shut down sounds like something Egypt would do

— ِچيلان (@TheLostJ)

ِچيلان

@TheLostJ

Lol government shut down sounds like something Egypt would do

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If the #US can do a #shutdown, why were they giving the #Egypt-ian people hard time when we were doing a #Restart? :-) #June30

— Alfred Raouf (@Kemety)

Alfred Raouf

@Kemety

If the #US can do a #shutdown, why were they giving the #Egypt-ian people hard time when we were doing a #Restart? :-) #June30

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US govt shuts down; Al-Sisi gives Obama and Congress 48 hrs to carve out compromise

— Hesham Sallam (@WazirElKif)

Hesham Sallam

@WazirElKif

US govt shuts down; Al-Sisi gives Obama and Congress 48 hrs to carve out compromise

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18. And in Lebanon, where they’ve been dealing with the government/no government thing for decades.

US Govt shutdown a reminder that #Lebanon has now spent more time this year without a government than with one. Lebanese deserve better.

— Tom Fletcher (@HMATomFletcher)

Tom Fletcher

@HMATomFletcher

US Govt shutdown a reminder that #Lebanon has now spent more time this year without a government than with one. Lebanese deserve better.

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This is what #Lebanon thinks of the US's #governmentshutdown

— Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley)

Patrick Galey

@patrickgaley

This is what #Lebanon thinks of the US’s #governmentshutdown

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