BREAKING: AP source: Trump phones Senate Dem leader Schumer, invites him to White House to try to reach deal to avert shutdown.
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) January 19, 2018
Remember when we’d have been talking about our plans for the upcoming weekend?…
Republicans, 2017 – "The president is a genius dealmaker"
Republicans, 2018 – "You need to promise us he's not going to say or do anything during this negotiation. We are FREAKING OUT."
— Better Than Ezra Klein (@Yeggo) January 19, 2018
The fact that so many Republicans are comfortable going on record saying they don’t 100% trust the president to negotiate a favorable deal with Schumer does tell you something, doesn’t it.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) January 19, 2018
Can’t understand the Congressional Repubs without grasping their fear of a good chunk of their party’s base, which is mercurial, impulsive, & stupid, & which froths at the mouth on command from the Repub’s mercurial, impulsive, stupid, cruel, & narcissistic president.
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) January 19, 2018
Trump doesn't know how government works. He think if they go bankrupt, someone else picks up the tab and he walks away unscathed.
That's not how any of this works. Trump owns the shutdown. The GOP owns this entire mess.
— lawhawk (@lawhawk) January 19, 2018
JUST IN: @ABC News/WaPo poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with 48% saying they’d blame Pres. Trump and the GOP, vs. 28% for congressional Democrats. https://t.co/IkMxZajc8d pic.twitter.com/VmNXp8qrvj
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 19, 2018