President Trump has caught a lot of grief from some on the conservative side by making a move to negotiate with House Democrats on border security. But Edward Morrissey at THE WEEK has an interesting take on his negotiating strategy.
What looks like concession may just be what it takes to put Nancy Pelosi behind the 8-ball. It’s making her look bad to some in her own party. As Morrissey tells it, other Democrats are finally starting to see the cracks in her complete refusal to negotiate. Here’s the theory, in his own words…
Speaking of Nancy Pelosi, it must be dawning on her that she is starting to look like a fool even to some Democrats, as she has now re-invited President Trump to give the State Of The Union Address in House chambers. As cover, she’s got Trump’s decision to temporarily end the partial shut-down that she had said was the reason for her dis-invitation. (That reasoning had made no more sense than her citing of non-existent security concerns for the event.)
Trump has formally accepted her invitation. “It is my great honor to accept,” he wrote. “We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve!”
His address is scheduled for February 5.