negotiation

Shutdown: Democrats Confident Trump Will Crack

Democrats are said to be confident that they will win the shutdown over border security — that President Donald Trump will cave to their demands and sign a spending bill to re-open all federal government departments without receiving any funding for his border wall.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hugs Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee victory celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump Teaches Republicans How to Win a Government Shutdown

Republicans, fearful of a shutdown, are already trying to walk back his threat. They do not realize Trump has just taught them how to face down the media and the Democrats, and to fight for their core policy priorities and the wishes of their own voters — and win.

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: People hold signs that read, ' Build that Wall', as they wait for the start of a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on February 12, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. The process to select the …