To all the people out there who voted for Trump because he is a great dealmaker, let’s review how well he did on his first big dealmaking with a non-compliant Congress:
March 2018: Democrats offer $25B in border all funding for a pathway to citizenship for the dreamers. Trump kills the deal by tacking on draconian cuts to LEGAL immigration.
December 2018: Trump demands $5B for wall; Democrats counter with a $1.6B offer. Trump shuts down the government, costing the U.S. economy $11B.
January 2019: Trump caves, ends shutdown in humiliating political defeat, vows to get WALL funding as a condition to fund the government after 2/15/2019.
February 2019: Trump indicates he’ll sign a bill with $1.375 billion “fencing” funds – limited to the type of barrier already in use — to avoid another shutdown.
Well done, Mr. Art of the Deal!
Nancy Pelosi has destroyed the Trump Myth in one month. Trump doesn’t care about his stupid Wall. His Trumpsters don’t care about his stupid Wall. They all know the stupid Wall won’t be built. Trump’s lies won’t change that. And they all know it.— Armando (@armandodkos) February 13, 2019
Trump will never win again. https://t.co/Ib6IM58JUB
Fox News bimbo weighs in:
SINCE the shutdown however, Trump’s approval/disapproval has jumped very favorably in his direction (+7 approve/-7 disapprove) in the Gallup poll.