Mexican stand-off

  • Yesterday’s meeting between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrat leaders produced no progress towards resolving the government shutdown as talks collapsed soon after they began.
  • Trump, who walked out of the discussion yesterday, is traveling to the Mexican border today to rally support for his stance on the wall. Barring a last-minute change of heart by either side, 800,000 federal workers will miss their paychecks tomorrow.
  • Republicans in Congress may be starting to lose patience with the president’s position as they hold their own meetings in an attempt to find a solution to the impasse.

(Source: Bloomberg)