The Daily Beast reports:
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would agree to a deal to fund the government without money for his much-desired border wall, effectively bringing an end to the longest shutdown in American history.
The framework of the arrangement remained unclear. But a Democratic Hill aide said—and Trump later confirmed—that it would extend funding for the government at current levels until February 15 and include a “vehicle” for lawmakers to begin discussions between the two congressional chambers over a larger bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security and border security specifically.
The president presented the end result as a triumph for his administration, insisting that Democrats had come to his position on the need for a border barrier (they hadn’t).
And boom. We knew. Trump caves. https://t.co/I0q47FAKw1
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 25, 2019
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) January 25, 2019
Trump caves on border wall demand and agrees to end longest government shutdown in US history https://t.co/PaFa0aqKEQ
— The Independent (@Independent) January 25, 2019
Trump caves. Madam Speaker reigns. pic.twitter.com/0RaWB48i2A
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) January 25, 2019
Caver-in-Chief waves world's biggest white flag in modern times, if not ever. Complete tactical failure. Utter defeat.
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) January 25, 2019