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This was predictable: Trump caves on Shutdown/Wall.

The Senate swiftly and unanimously approved the deal, and the House was ready to follow suit and send the legislation to Trump for his signature.

Trump’s retreat came in the 35th day of the partial shutdown as intensifying delays at the nation’s airports and another missed payday for hundreds of thousands of federal workers brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff.

The shutdown was ending as Democratic leaders had insisted it must — reopen the government first, then talk border security. “The president thought he could crack Democrats, and he didn’t, and I hope it’s a lesson for him,” said the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of her members: “Our unity is our power. And that is what maybe the president underestimated.”

It’s certainly a lesson.

Okay, now we wait two days for the strategery, if any. Actually, we’ve been waiting for two years now. Trump admits there’s an emergency and that he has the authority and power to deal with it … later. We wait.

The shutdown isn’t the problem – next to none care about it. It’s the invasion and the decline, Mr. President.

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