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"If it's what you say, I LOVE it!" Granny Starver & The Turtle WARNED Trump about the shutdown. [View all]

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell tried to talk Trump out of shutdown standoff explaining there was ‘no way to win’



https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/paul-ryan-mitch-mcconnell-tried-talk-trump-shutdown-standoff-explaining-no-way-win-report/

Senior Republicans tried to talk President Donald Trump out of his planned standoff over the border wall, the Washington Post reported in a deeply sourced article about the start of the shutdown published Saturday afternoon.

According to the report, Trump was “warned repeatedly about the dangers of a shutdown but still opted to proceed.”

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McConnell “told the president that he had no leverage and that, without a clear strategy, he would be ‘boxed in a canyon,'” the report says. McConnell pointed out that even if Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wanted to make a deal with Trump her caucus would forcefully oppose it.

“Then-House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) talked with Trump by phone for 45 minutes the day before the shutdown, warning that he saw no way to win as he paced in a Capitol hallway just outside a conference room where House Republicans were meeting. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned about the perils of a shutdown during the Christmas season,” the report says.

Trump’s own aides are “freaking out,” the report says.

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