Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, Republican strategist Rick Wilson was asked to sum up how President Donald Trump fared in his battle with the Democrats after he caved to their demand to temporarily re-open the government without getting a penny for his border wall.
According to Wilson, Trump walked away from Friday’s Rose Garden address “humiliated.”
“I think that the major loss for the president this week was that the fraud and the con of Donald Trump, that he is the master negotiator, that he’s the king of the art of the deal. that he always wins when he sits down at the bargaining table was finally shattered” Wilson began.
“This is a guy who spent– who threw our government and economy into chaos for 35 days and who insists, absolutely categorically that under no circumstances would he stop this shutdown unless he got $5.7 billion for his wall,” he continued. “He walked out of the room with nothing, he didn’t even have his pants. At the end of this negotiation, he had been humiliated and been shamed.
“He was knocked down hard he got spanked hard by Nancy Pelosi and it still hurts so much he can barely sit down,” he said at the end of his rant.
Anxious Senate Republicans face a massive blowback after John Bolton bombshell
The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump continues this week, with the president's defense team making the case for his acquittal followed by questions from senators. The president's lawyers opened their presentation on Saturday with a mere two hours of arguments.
It's clear they are anxious to get this over with so that the Republicans can bring the "vindicated" Trump into the House chamber like a conquering hero on Feb. 4 for the State of the Union address. They certainly don't want him to deliver it in the middle of his impeachment trial. If the incontinence Trump has displayed on his Twitter feed over the last few days is any indication, there's a good chance he'll leap off the dais and try to strangle House manager Adam Schiff with his bare hands.
Senate GOP will be accessories to obstruction if they shoot down a move by Justice Roberts to call witnesses: Ex-prosecutor
On Monday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) must motion for Chief Justice John Roberts to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial — and that if Senate Republicans vote down this decision, they will be "accessories" to obstruction of justice.
Schiff must make a motion to CJ Roberts for witnesses. As I’ve been saying all along, if Roberts grants the motion for witnesses (he will) & the Rs vote to overrule him (they might) that will (de facto) be obstruction of justice & accessory after the fact. https://t.co/yQfUTga7gd
Trump already planning his victory lap for impeachment acquittal: report
President Donald Trump is already planning his victory lap for his presumed acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial.
The president and his aides haven't agreed on a plan yet, and it's not clear that new revelations from John Bolton's upcoming book will force Republican senators to agree to witness testimony, but they're discussing how he should celebrate once the trial ends, reported Politico.
“The president is giving a lot of thought to where he goes when he is acquitted and vindicated,” a senior administration official told the website. “This isn’t a one-and-done moment. This will be a sustained exit from a long dreary impeachment process and a great reset to 2020 — not just the 2020 reelection but the 2020 domestic and international arena.”