Chuck Schumer and the Democrats thought they had the silver bullet to taking down Donald Trump.
They shut the government down in hopes of forcing him to accept amnesty for illegal aliens.
But the Schumer shutdown blew up in the Democrats face after Trump did something unexpected.
Unlike past Republicans, Trump stood firm against Democrats threats to shut down the government unless he caved in.
He refused to sign legislation that granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens while providing a fig leaf of America First immigration reforms.
So Democrats shut down the government because they thought they held the upper hand.
That decision blew up in the faces.
Within two and a half days the party completely caved in and voted to reopen the government without winning any concessions from Trump or the GOP.
Immediately after the vote the media was forced to admit it was complete victory for Trump.
Members of the press even mocked Schumer for staging the shutdown and then losing so badly.
Not sure I understand the point of the last three days.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 22, 2018
If this thing passes at noon, WOW. Democrats got nothing in this. Can someone please remind me why this happened to begin with? Wasn't it abt a DACA deal? There is no DACA deal
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 22, 2018
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