On Friday, President Trump announced a three-week temporary end to the partial government shutdown. The “agreement” did not include funding for a border wall. While some Republicans might ultimately view this as an act of cowardice on the president’s behalf, this conclusion would be an understandable, yet unfair, emotional response. President Trump vowed that he would not cave to the Democrats, who have continued to refuse to fund the wall. In agreeing to re-open the government for three weeks, the president has kept his word with regard to the border wall and has shown the American public that he places country over politics.
The agreement to re-open the government was not a sign of weakness. Rather, it was indicative of a president who cares about the people in the country who have not been paid as well as the country’s national security. According to Fox News, hundreds of thousands of workers were furloughed or working without pay, and some had missed their second paycheck. Moreover, the shutdown was impacting various aspects of the nation’s security.
Every former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, including former White House chief of staff John Kelly, sent a letter to the president […]
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