Donald Trump Officially Surrenders to Nancy Pelosi
It was a week and a day ago that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer went to the White House, and at Trump’s insistence negotiated government funding in front of the camera. Pelosi devastated Trump and his demand for his border wall funding, declaring even the current lame duck Republican House does not have the votes to pass such funding and daring Trump to take a vote if thought it would pass. Pelosi called the impending government shutdown a “Trump shutdown” to Trump’s face and Schumer got Trump to, in public, take ownership of such a shutdown.
Then Nancy Pelosi legit became a fashion icon.
Then Republicans tried and miserably failed to get wall funding for about a week.
Now, it’s all over. Donald Trump’s White House has thrown in the towel, waved the white flag, and performed every other metaphorical act associated with complete defeat and unconditional surrender. While Trump himself hides out behind another one of his unhinged Twitter tirades, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders delivered the message of surrender on Fox News, saying that the White House would no longer try to shut down the government over wall funding. They are trying to find “other ways” to fund the wall, she said (hint: they won’t).
Sure, she did it with a little false bravado, saying “At the end of the day we don’t want to shut down the government, we want to shut down the border”, a childish presidential wolf-crying that has existed since the dawn of the disaster known as the Trump presidency. But there is no mistake in realizing what happened here: Pelosi called Trump’s and the Republicans’ bluff, the GOP fell apart, the markets tanked, and Trump folded like a cheap wallet.
Donald Trump should really watch out, or Speaker Pelosi will eat all his KFC right in front of him.
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