President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders agreed Friday to restart government operations for three weeks after the nation’s longest shutdown. Democrats didn’t concede any of the $5.7 billion Trump demanded for a U.S.-Mexico wall, prompting a conservative backlash. Commentator Ann Coulter tweeted that the presidential mantle of “biggest wimp” was now Trump’s, while liberals celebrated ending the 35-day shutdown that snarled air travel monitored by unpaid controllers.
What happens after Feb. 15? Trump insisted he hadn’t conceded, and threatened a new shutdown or invocation of emergency powers to fund his wall if further budget negotiations fail.