BREAKING NEWS: Trump is Terrible at the Politics
So, the shutdown has ended temporarily and Trump and the Republicans got nothing. Jonathan Chait, writing in New York Magazine, nails it.
Trump is absolutely horrible at politics. His policies are unpopular. He can’t make deals with Congress because he understands too little of the policy substance and can’t be bothered to learn. He surrounds himself with unqualified staffers and listens to the worst advice presented to him. The shutdown was a self-inflicted wound whose outcome was utterly predictable.