Jan 26, 2019

US shutdown: National press see a defeat for Donald Trump

EPA US President Donald Trump has relented to political pressure and ended the longest government shutdown in history. The NYT led its coverage of Friday's news with: "Trump backs down, ending longest shutdown in US history." Washington Post writers argue that Trump may be a "Prisoner of his own impulse". The Fox News politics editor said that the president has not "Started to eat into his base" but cautioned that Mr Trump cannot risk looking like he is "Capitulating" in his demand for a border wall. The right-wing news outlet, which was propelled into the national stage with Mr Trump's election, has not shied away from the unfavourable coverage of Mr Trump's decision.

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