Trump told the press that he doesn't want another government shutdown, saying Americans learned how bad the border was because of his self imposed shutdown and wants to see the new bill before making a determination.
Claiming his shutdown "educated the American People," Trump refuses to admit what a callous move it was to punish federal workers over his foolish border wall.
And he could get knocked out cold and Jeanine Pirro would call it "tactical unconsiousness." (Open thread)
CNN's New Day had a filed of laughter as the replayed Trump surrogates on Fox News that either was honest about Donald's caving to Speaker Pelosi or weren't.
Laughing through the pain of the Trump Shutdown, Comedy Central's The Daily Show posits chainmail, live snakes, and rifles getting through TSA. But hey, leave your sandwich behind for the hungry agents! (open thread)
Trump's Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney promised another round of hostage-taking if Trump doesn't get his way on the next spending bill.
Acting Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney refuses to rule out the possibility of another government shutdown or Trump declaring a national emergency if things don't go his way on the next spending package from Congress.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) tells Fox's Maria Bartiromo that a government shutdown should never be used as a bargaining chip in a budget negotiation, then insists that Trump is going to agree to some sort of comprehensive immigration reform in the near future.
Sen. Lamar Alexander tells Fox's Maria Bartiromo that he's "optimistic" they're going to be able to bring Trump along on some sort of comprehensive immigration reform.
Donald Trump closed the federal government down for 35 days and got NOTHING out of it. He is exactly where he was on December 21st. Brooke Baldwin called him on it Friday afternoon.
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