Friday, January 04, 2019

Trump will end the shutdown only if he hears that it affects something he cares about

As I have been saying, to end the shutdown Democrats might just need to tell the President that it has closed the immigration courts so deportation cases have stopped. But I didn't think about the e-verify system:

The shutdown is likely to last a long time because Trump doesn't see any negative effects that he cares about. For a brief time, it looked like the shutdown might affect the cash flow at one of his hotels, but Trump has apparently moved around some money so that the National Park Service-run site on his property can reopen with federal funds. So now he's back to not caring about the damage this is causing. If Democrats point out how the shutdown is letting scary foreigners stay in the U.S., he might see things differently.