The Daily Signal— Two of President Donald Trump’s key themes as a candidate were building a border wall and being a deal-maker. But he is struggling on both
www.nytimes.com—News Analysis: Trump’s Wall, Trump’s Shutdown and Trump’s Side of the Story. People close to the president described him as emboldened since members of Congress returned to Washington, giving him not only a clear target to swing at but helping him focus on a fight he relishes.
Washington Post—Rank-and-file Democrats reject Trump’s invitation to shutdown talks, back Pelosi in opposition to border wall. “Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of Tuesday’s White House meeting.
The Daily Signal—Trump Cancels Pelosi Travel to Push More Shutdown Talks Trump Cancels Pelosi Travel to Push More Shutdown Talks. “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event it totally appropriate,” President Trump tells Speaker Pelosi in a letter.