Washington Post:‘In the White House waiting’: Inside Trump's defiance on the longest shutdown ever — When President Trump made a rare journey to the U.S. Capitol last week, he was expected to strategize about how to end the government shutdown he instigated. Instead, he spent the first 20-odd minutes delivering a monologue about “winning.”
“We’re winning” on North Korea, the president told Republican senators Wednesday at a closed-door luncheon. “We’re winning” on Syria and “we’re winning” on the trade war with China, too. And, Trump concluded, they could win on immigration if Republicans stuck together through what is now the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, according to officials who attended the presidential pep talk.
The problem was that Trump offered no path to victory — other than brinkmanship.Lauretta Brown / Townhall: Trump Denies Reports of ‘Chaos’ in the White House Over Shutdown by ‘Fake Reporter’
Martin Cizmar / Raw Story: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell tried to talk Trump out of shutdown standoff explaining there was ‘no way to win’: Report
Vinnie Longobardo / Washington Press: Trump just begged Dems to come back in a very telling government shutdown Twitter rant
Fox News Insider: ‘Do It All, Including the Wall’: Obama-Era Border Chief Hits Back at ‘Absurd’ Border Wall Arguments
Greg Evans / Deadline: President Donald Trump Responds To Morning News Show: Chaos? What Chaos? I'm Home Alone!
The Guardian: Trump claims plan to end longest government shutdown in history
Summer Concepcion / Talking Points Memo: Trump: No ‘Chaos’ At WH Because I ‘Have A Plan On The Shutdown’
Quint Forgey / Politico: Trump denies chaotic administration amid shutdown: 'There's almost nobody in the W.H. but me'
A shotgun for "home" defense, n'est-ce pas?