“President Trump’s attempt to bypass Democratic congressional leaders to break open negotiations on the government shutdown fell flat as he failed to persuade any of the party’s rank-and-file members to attend a hastily arranged White House meeting Tuesday,” Bloomberg reports.
“Trump was seeking to begin peeling away some Democrats representing competitive districts from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The failed gambit underscored the distance between congressional Democrats and the president as the longest U.S. government shutdown in modern history stretched into its 25th day.”
Playbook: “The president said yesterday that many Democrats are calling, indicating that they agree with the White House’s position on the shutdown and border wall. Yet not one single Democrat showed up for lunch.”Save to Favorites