Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) won a stunning political victory over President Donald Trump this past week, and according to Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski the Speaker should now turn up the pressure on the president to score a complete victory and possibly end his presidency.
Former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart appeared on CNN’s New Day this morning and said that he believes that President Donald Trump is nearly impossible to negotiate with because everything he says “is fiction.”
A desperate and unhinged Donald Trump took to his favorite platform this morning — Twitter — to make outlandish statements, defend himself, and promise that he would still build a border wall with Mexico.
Donald Trump tweeted late Wednesday night that he would wait to deliver his State of the Union address until after he has re-opened the government, in a total capitulation on the issue to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Trump’s shutdown is nearly five weeks old, and as millions of Americans are going without pay, a potential crisis is hitting America’s airports.
Millions of people traveled over the just-concluded holiday weekend, and it was reported that the percentage of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent.
The politics of Donald Trump’s shutdown are beginning to worry some big-time Republican operatives.
Opinion polls show that while Trump has increased his approval ratings with Republican voters during the shutdown, he has lost significant ground with many important voting groups, such as independents and non-college educated white voters. These are both crucial demographics for a Republican presidential victory in 2020.
On Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who wants to reopen the government and has taken part in discussions trying to broker a compromise, issued a threat. If talks to end the shutdown don’t work, she told Erica Werner from the Washington Post, “We’re not just going to sit back and do nothing.”
Since the shutdown began, numerous polls have shown President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating increasing to record highs. In addition, his approval rating, which has been steady since becoming president, has slipped to new low levels.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that most Americans are blaming Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for the partial government shutdown which is the longest in U.S. history. By nearly a two-to-one margin U.S. voters assign blame to the president and members of his party rather than to congressional Democrats.
The partial government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history as of midnight last night, a dubious accomplishment for the record-shattering presidency of Donald Trump.
The impasse between Trump and Congress has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers, as well as millions of federal contractors, with no income. The shutdown is causing real financial harm to millions of people and their families. And still, there is no end in sight and in fact the negotiating parties seem farther apart than ever.
When President Donald Trump stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders last Wednesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sat there silently, uttering not a word as the talks blew up, according to others in the room.
A former GOP member of Congress has predicted that Donald Trump will leave the White House “soon” in a “spectacular political crash-and-burn” set to take place during 2019.
John LeBoutillier, who was a Republican representative in New York City back in the 1980’s, made his prediction in a column for The Hill.
Donald Trump’s partial shutdown of the U.S. government is almost two weeks old. One of the effects of the shutdown that Trump probably didn’t anticipate is that he has closed most of the country’s immigration courts. His fight for the wall is now making it impossible to deport people, or even hear immigration cases.
One of the country’s largest unions has brought a lawsuit against Donald Trump for illegally shutting down part of the U.S. government while still requiring employees to work without getting paid. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union, which represents federal workers, filed the suit yesterday.
White House officials are hoping that Trump’s government shutdown has created a situation that will benefit him politically as we move into the new year.
According to a new report in The Daily Beast,Trump and his aides believe that the fight over a government funding bill will distract the Nancy Pelosi and the new Democratic majority in the House from pursuing investigations into him and his family.
In 2013 Donald Trump said that if there is a government shutdown the president should be fired. And this is one of the few times he has ever told the truth.
Tens of millions of Americans no doubt agree with this thought also, as the week-long “Trump Shutdown” of the U.S. government is still continuing.