The New York Times editorial board excoriated President Trump late Friday, slamming his handling of the 35-day partial government shutdown as “a toddler’s pageant of foot-stomping and incompetence” and “a cruel joke.”
I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019