Do not give in to tantrum-throwing hostage-takers, Dems. This is going to have to hurt enough so Mr and Mrs John Q Trumpvoter will finally see that Trump is a bad president who never had any intention of putting the country ahead of himself. When a citizen takes that oath on inauguration day, they pledge to put the country first. Shutting down the govt is not putting the country first.
That's what we need, a guy in the WH who's looking out for the good of this nation before anything else, his wealth, his recognitions, his party, his anything. We need the guy in the WH making decisions to benefit the nation, not himself. Do not bargain on this Dems or you're over as a party... Leave er shut until the next election cycle, is my advice. It'll be fixed then or we'll be no longer one nation.
There was no way and there is no way for Trump to do the things he promised he would do as president. There never will be a way. People who didn't vote for Trump voted for other candidates because they knew enough about how government works to know Trump couldn't do what he and his Russian propagandistic supporters touted him as able to do.
And we're seeing the results of his "Mexico will pay for the wall" campaign promise: the entire government shut down over something that was never agreed to, that is the US taxpayer dime.paying for the wall Trump has always said Mexico will pay for.