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Trump Lost. Pelosi Won

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | January 25, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | January 25, 2019 |


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I don’t remember who it was, but last week, a Republican, I believe, said that the government shutdown would probably continue until air traffic controllers walked off the job.

Well, that began to happen this morning, as LaGuardia shut down flights, which quickly began to spread to other airports and the shortage of TSA agents and air-traffic controllers turned our already nightmarish airline system into an even bigger snarled dystopia.

A few hours later, Trump agreed to re-open the government, essentially deciding under pressure from Mitch McConnell to sign the Democrats’ bill to re-open for three weeks while negotiations continue over the wall. This might be a temporary re-opening, but I have to believe that not even Trump is dumb enough to go through this again, not after Trump’s approval ratings took a header during this shutdown. Then again, this is Trump we’re talking about. He doesn’t exactly operate using common sense. If the government shuts down again, though, he’s even more f**ked than he already is, and by re-opening the government, he’s also given up all his leverage.

In other words: Trump lost. Even Fox News admits as much.

And he’s in a GREAT mood about it.

Pelosi, meanwhile, is doing fine.

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