Trump Has Lost on the Wall. Now He Can’t Win on Trade | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Trump Has Lost on the Wall. Now He Can’t Win on Trade

President Donald Trump says he’s unenthusiastic about the spending package Congress has settled on to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. That’s no surprise. Although the details of the deal aren’t entirely clear, it certainly looks as if he’s wound up worse off than he would have if he had backed down in December and avoided the 39-day government shutdown. The new plan contains less money for fewer miles of new border barriers. Even if the administration gets more flexibility about where to spend the funds (also uncertain so far), the $1.375 billion in the package is nothing like the full $5.7 billion he had asked for. Or, as Greg Sargent puts it, this is basically a surrender.

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