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Trump is learning a tough lesson about presidential persuasion from the border wall impasse

One year ago   |   By Think Progress

Over the past week, President Donald Trump has pulled out all the stops to seize the upper hand in the ongoing government shutdown fight. He's made his case in a prime-time Oval Office address. He's flown to McAllen, Texas, the site of his much desired border wall - where he met with border patrol agents and vowed , “The buck stops with everybody.” He called a meeting with top Democratic lawmakers, only to subsequently leave that meeting in a huff, declaring it to be “a waste of time.”
All in all, Trump's week has been brash, extravagant, and unpredictable. In other words, right in his...
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