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Trump the deal-maker couldn't prevent a government shutdown. How can we trust him to negotiate anything?

Trump the deal-maker couldn't prevent a government shutdown. How can we trust him to negotiate anything?

To the editor: Though the Republicans have control of Congress and the executive branch, they need 60 votes to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open. While the tax bill was passed without Democratic votes, now the Republicans need them. (“U.S. government shutdown leaves many confused about jobs, services at start of workweek,” Jan. 22)

To get these votes the White House made a deal, which it then effectively revoked. President Trump wants his border wall money (not from Mexico, but from U.S. taxpayers), and the Democrats want the Deferred...

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