Washington – The partial government shutdown is spotlighting the limitations of President Donald Trump’s erratic negotiating style. With the impasse over Trump’s demand for border wall funding dragging into a third week, the president’s zigzag tactics and messaging have angered Democrats and frustrated even some Republicans struggling to help find him an off-ramp. And while Trump’s blend of bluster and bullying is hardly new – and at times can produce results – his self-professed dealmaking skills are now facing a bigger test against newly empowered Democrats. So far, Trump is standing firmly with the loyal supporters who want him to fight for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But that stance carries considerable risk. The midterm elections revealed a deeply divided Republican Party and saw major Democratic gains in states that Trump will need to win re-election in 2020. Always his own biggest booster, Trump declared himself “very proud of what I’m doing” after a meeting with congressional leaders on Friday that produced no breakthrough. Trump’s allies say he is simply keeping a longstanding campaign promise and they frame his focus on his base as a smart strategy, since he will need to energize those supporters for his re-election… Read full this story
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