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“There’s no negotiating with anyone besides Donald Trump because Donald Trump will change his mind at the drop of a hat, depending on what’s going on,”
Last night’s prime-time speech by President Trump (and the rebuttal by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) was analyzed by Philip Bump, National Politics reporter for the Washington Post. It was obvious the President didn’t want to do this. He had to be convinced it was needed for his base. The truth is neither Democrats nor Republicans changed their point of view on the immigration/wall issue, especially since the President offered nothing new and didn’t soften his stance one iota. As for the optics, it seemed like Schumer and Pelosi were auditioning to be bad guys in the next James Bond movie.
Listen to the full report below.