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How Nancy Pelosi beat Donald Trump at his own game to end US govt shutdown

A Trump adviser said the president's view of Pelosi has not changed


US President Donald Trump, who famously vowed to negotiate big deals in the White House, came out of a government shutdown battle on Friday politically wounded and outmanoeuvred by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. With Americans exasperated over the 35-day shutdown's impact on everyday life, including air travel, Trump finally gave in and agreed to reopen the government until Feb 15, without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded a border wall. In a speech in the Rose Garden, he did not admit to backing down. But behind the scenes at the White House, there ...

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First Published: Sat, January 26 2019. 20:10 IST