President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders have agreed on temporary legislation, reopening government departments for three weeks, according to officials Friday. It follows a 35-day shutdown and defeat of two rival bills yesterday, but amid major airport delays around the country, leaders scrambled to reach an agreement today, stalling discussions on Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a U.S.-Mexico wall.
Who backed down? Trump relented on what was once a non-negotiable, which some have viewed as a comedown – polls also showed voters blamed the Republican party for the shutdown. But Democrats have agreed to continue talks on border funding.