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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Trump Twitter Tirades (continued)

 In Defying the Odds, we discuss Trump's character.  For his own ego, he seems bent on blowing up negotiations to keep the government open.

Ed O'Keefe at WP:
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that some of the hard-line immigration policies President Trump advocated during the campaign were “uninformed,” that the United States will never construct a wall along its entire southern border and that Mexico will never pay for it, according to people familiar with the meeting.

The comments were out of sync with remarks by Trump, who in recent days has reiterated his desire to build a border wall that would be funded by Mexico “indirectly through NAFTA.”

Trump amplified this stance Thursday in back-to-back tweets that called the North American Free Trade Agreement “a bad joke” and asserted that reworked trade deals with Mexico would somehow pay for the wall “directly or indirectly.”