The speaker of the House and the president are fighting on increasingly personal terms, and the partial government shutdown is nowhere close to ending.
For the president, patriots are the people who support him, or whose support he needs.
The shutdown has broken the previous record of 21 days, set during Bill Clinton’s presidency between December 1995 and January 1996.
“2020 is kind of like in the WWE,” a former White House official said, “where they have seven or eight guys fight for the majority of the match and then the Undertaker strolls up and pins everybody after they’ve exhausted themselves.”
Trump’s Oval Office Address Is Following Days Of Aides Defending Their Misleading Border Wall Claims
Trump administration officials have tried to make the case for the wall with incorrect claims about suspected terrorists at the border, about Mexico paying for it, and more.
Without A Plan To End It, Trump Is Aggressively Selling The Government Shutdown With A “Higher Purpose”
Donald Trump is trying to make the case that the shutdown is worth it for a border wall, even if it lasts “years.”
"At this point, you might as well keep fighting the fight.”
“I think this was finally the year the cracks started showing,” a former White House official said.
Trump functions as his own boss, and his family still has a lot of influence in the White House, hampering a future chief of staff’s power.
Trump’s second chief of staff tried to impose order on a chaotic White House.
Top Republican Donors Aren’t Getting Any Information About The House Republican Campaign Arm Getting Hacked
“You would expect a little better customer service,” one NRCC donor said of the communication about the hack.
Republicans see warning signs for Trump in 2020 based on midterm results in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, as his campaign considers options to boost rural turnout even more.
Republicans in Congress have worked to limit how much Trump can threaten.
Donald Trump Has Changed His Mind On Criminal Justice, But It Might Not Be Enough For Republicans In Congress
Trump is endorsing a plan to soften some criminal sentences, something pushed by Jared Kushner and opposed by former attorney general Jeff Sessions.
The president has forced out Jeff Sessions. He is threatening Democrats and railing against reporters and the Republicans he thinks have done him wrong.
Donald Trump Can’t Escape Republicans’ House Defeat, Even As He Calls The Election Results A “Success”
Republicans had a good night in the Senate. But Trump can’t deflect blame for the losses in the House.
Hillary Clinton Isn’t On The Ballot. But Donald Trump Is Still Campaigning Against Her Like It’s 2016.
In the final days before the midterm elections, Trump is tying Democrats to Clinton in states that he won.
Steve King Is Beginning To Lose Support After Years Of Racist Statements. Republicans Still Expect Him To Win.
Donors and some Republicans are moving away from Steve King. But “it would take a tidal wave to knock him out.”
With just a week to go before the elections, the president is playing up the caravan and talking about a new proposal to end birthright citizenship.
The Pennsylvania and Ohio Senate races look to be out of reach for Republicans, no matter how much Trump tries to motivate voters in the states he won in 2016.