PHOENIX — President Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding, said the North American Free Trade Agreement is likely to be terminated and signaled that he was prepared to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is anathema to the Latino community.
So, taking a page from the Tea Party playbook of Ted Cruz, Donald J Trump has become a real American Terrorist in the long line of Republican leaders not doing the job they were hired to do, threatening an economic and governmental crisis if he doesn’t get his way on his stupid border wall.
But, if you really think about it, isn’t this a classic Trumpian business move. He’s done it over and over again over the years. When your losing, just declare bankruptcy and move on. So shutdown the government, declare it broken and then… what exactly is his end game. Does he have one? The art of the Trump deal seems pretty unartful to me.