Saturday, January 12, 2019

Winning? Waiting? What?

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.
Meanwhile, this reporter is in a slum waiting to see when the housing vouchers stop & the evictions begin.

A shotgun for "home" defense, n'est-ce pas?

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