The House and Senate both approved a measure, before the shutdown, that Trump indicated that he would approve. It contained some money for border security and appropriations to keep the government operating until February. Unfortunately for us all, some of his more hardline so-called advisers whispered in his ear and suddenly the bi-partisan measure was no longer acceptable. Whether or not he raised his voice or slammed his hand on a table before walking out on last Wednesday's negotiating session, that he called, is of no consequence. What is important is that once he didn't get the answer he was seeking, he walked out without hearing what the opposition had to say, just like a petulant child.