Politicians only interrupted frequently scheduled programming to pierce we a summary they’ve been repeating ad nauseum for a final 3 weeks.
President Trump went first. Sitting behind a Resolute Desk in a Oval Office, he review a watered-down branch debate from a teleprompter. Illegal immigrants and a inundate of drugs are streaming opposite a border, a boss pronounced in so many words. The shutdown is a error of Democrats, he continued, and a resolution is some movement of a wall.
Notably lacking? Fireworks.
Trump was presidential in that Trump was scarcely low key. He didn’t announce a inhabitant emergency, a pierce that would have thrown Congress and a courts into an evident crisis. He only steady a boilerplate denunciation from his campaign.
Democrats offering their come-back next, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., station cadaver-like behind a common podium. They might haunt a dreams of any child who was detrimental adequate to be watchful during primary time, though aside from that they didn’t accomplish anything new.
Pelosi pronounced a boss was holding a nation hostage. Schumer followed adult arguing that a boss was appealing to fear, not facts, and that Democrats and Republicans determine limit confidence is necessary. They only disagree, Schumer posited, on how to do it.
Pundits betrothed that this would be a strife of a domestic titans, a rough-and-tumble sell of glow estimable of a final dual years of hysteria. It was instead a 20-minute broken with all a play of a “Friends” rerun.
And trust it or not, that is a good thing.
Nothing bad happened tonight, since zero thespian went down and zero changed. Governing from predicament leads to variable outcomes and extra-constitutional actions. Instead, both sides laid out their conflict lines after kicking a small dirt in primary time.