The emperor of lies is building his own coffin, and there is no shortage of hands willing to drive a nail into it.
Trump has lost his dissuasive capacity. He has little credibility, but has created a great deal of fear. His threats are now beginning to sound hollow.
'Dealing with anyone with power equal to his is a first for him – at least in his mind ... And it’s complicated by the fact that she is a woman.'
The partial compromise .... a temporary reopening of the federal government for three weeks, is a small truce, a breather. It does not, however, resolve the underlying problem.