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A shutdown means the President is weak


January 7, 2019

“A shutdown falls on the President’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his party and get people together in a room. A shutdown means the President is weak.”

A prominent American made the above observation some years ago, and over the recent holiday season I’ve spent some time reflecting on his wise words as we’ve been suffering under our third U.S. government shutdown under the Trump presidency.

Is Trump weak? Can he get people together in a room? Well, sure he can— he got Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi and the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer into the Oval Office on D...

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