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Witcover: Trump underestimated Nancy Pelosi

Witcover: Trump underestimated Nancy Pelosi

President Donald Trump, who has declared the American press "the enemy of the people," invited some of them into the Oval Office last week to witness his meeting with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic congressional leaders. He soon had reason to regret the invitation.

The reporters dutifully wrote and said what transpired: a firm if polite rebuke by Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer of Mr. Trump's demands for $5 billion for his border wall, and the president's flat acceptance of responsibility if the result is another government shutdown near year's end.

Before that happened, prospective House Speaker Pelosi offered to save the impulsive president...

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