Pelosi’s strategy: Outmaneuvering Trump to end the shutdown

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By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst

“The shutdown is finally ending. President Donald Trump went on television Friday afternoon and announced he will allow the government to reopen for three weeks.

…How did Pelosi do it? What were the basic strategic moves that she made to so decisively block a President who has survived much longer than his 15 minutes of fame?

The most important factor was that Pelosi did not hesitate to use her political power aggressively….”


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