There are four living ex-presidents. President Trump says "some of them" have told him we should have built a border wall in the past. pic.twitter.com/ReFDDlmKmp
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) January 4, 2019
If you’re old & cynical like me, you remember the Watergate-era rumors about a drunken Nixon talking to the presidential portraits in a darkened Oval Office. Donald Trump doesn’t even drink, but apparently he’s taken the paranoia to the next level…
Trump claims other presidents told him they wanted a wall. Even Reagan didn't want a wall. Cannot fathom who he is talking about. @realDonaldTrump
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) January 4, 2019
With so many of them, it'll be tough to nail this down https://t.co/WmUStYVWvk
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) January 4, 2019
Vladimir Putin and the ghost of Andrew Jackson. https://t.co/Aual5UmbqF
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 4, 2019
$50 says if he’s ever pressed about this Trump will name George H.W. Bush because since he died he can’t rebut it anymore. https://t.co/AEIp3ot63G
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 4, 2019
Srsly, GOP dudes, this is Not A Good Lewk…
Top Trump aides tell the Post that the president is irritated by reports of GOP offers and knows Dems see the offers as a sign of weakness. So, the stalemate continues even as the VP huddles. https://t.co/6EBhJtBies
— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 5, 2019
It really feels like Pelosi should cut out the middle-man and open direct negotiations with the cast of Fox & Friends to find out what kind of face-saving “border security” fudge they’d go for.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) January 5, 2019
Donald Trump lost the popular vote in 2016, lost the House in 2018, and his big idea now is to double down on an unpopular policy by forcing an extended government shutdown.
There's this belief out there that Trump's political instincts are gold. They're not.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 4, 2019