There is one thing that was central to President Trump’s campaign. Greater and more profound than any promise he made. That he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico.
The White House is now backtracking from threats to close down the government if Trump does not get $5 billion he requested for the wall. They are talking about moving money from other accounts, which I’m not sure they can do without congressional approval. Democrats aren’t budging. They will give him no money for the wall.
This is the last chance Trump has to get any money for the wall, with Democrats taking over the House. His base knows that. The base that voted him into office.
If he flies to Mar-a-Lago Friday for a week of golf without either money for the wall or a government shutdown that shows he was serious, he might as well stay there, because he will not be reelected.