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Category:National
Author: CATHERINE LUCEY

Analysis: Trump's dealmaking faces test in shutdown standoff

Posted on:January 07, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is spotlighting the limitations of President Donald Trump's erratic negotiating style. With the impasse over Trump's demand for border-wall funding dragging into a third week, the president's zigzag tactics and messaging have angered Democrats and frustrated even some of the Republicans struggling to help find him an off-ramp. And while Trump's blend of bluster and bullying is hardly new — and at times can produce results — his self-professed dealmaking skills are now facing a bigger test against newly empowered Democrats.

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