Trump supporters are furious about him ending the government shutdown without a border wall deal

The Globe and Mail
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on border security and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government from the Diplomatic Room at the White House …

In an unprecedented turn of events, Donald Trump backed down in the shutdown debacle and announced that he would be reopening the government.

The president ended the 35 day stand-off with the Democrats and said that a short-term deal had been agreed with congressional leadership to reopen the government for three weeks.

In those 21 days, Trump hopes to reach a deal which would address the amount of illicit substances which are coming in the to US via the border but added that he will initiate a national emergency if an agreement isn’t reached.

He also stated that he hopes to pay all the federal workers that went unpaid during this period, which we think we can all agree is the one decent thing to come out of this whole ordeal.

Yet, the border wall was a huge part of Trump’s election campaign and he had vowed to deliver it to his supporters, so by stepping down he had effectively conceded defeat on the issue.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.