He says Democrats learned that shutting down the government won't work. The shutdown took effect Saturday on the one-year anniversary of the president's inauguration, but the White House maintains that Trump came out the victor in the GOP's standoff with Democrats. The White House argues Democrats "caved" after Trump refused to negotiate with them on immigration policy until the government reopened.
Democrats said they made a decision to end the three-day "shutdown" after making progress with ruling Republicans toward securing the fate of hundreds of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" brought to America illegally as children.
Notably, numerous Democrats who voted against the agreement included a litany of potential 2020 presidential candidates including Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren.More news: Nicolas Otamendi sings new contract
"We will have another vote in three weeks", said Molly Reynolds, Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings Institute.
But Democratic leaders, anxious about being blamed for the disruptive shutdown that resulted, relented in the end and accepted a pledge by Republicans to hold a debate later over the fate of the Dreamers and related immigration issues.
Enactment by Trump of the bill allowed the government to reopen fully on Tuesday and keep the lights on through February 8, when the Republican-led Congress will have to revisit budget and immigration policy, two disparate issues that have become closely linked. The 700,000 or so Dreamers are still in limbo, immigration reform is still nowhere in sight, and we still don't have an agreement on a longer-term appropriations bill.
On Monday, Trump met separately at the White House with Republican senators who have taken a harder line on immigration and with moderate Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Doug Jones.More news: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) Value Composition Score in Focus
"They don't want to do it but are powerless", he tweeted, referring to Schumer and other Democratic leaders.
Some in the media were blaming the current government "shutdown" on "dysfunction" in the U.S. Senate. House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News earlier Monday the House of Representatives would pass the bill, and the chamber appeared set to quickly follow suit Monday afternoon. The last US government shutdown was in 2013.
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