Trump and Schumer came close to a deal. Then it fell apart
After his morning television shows had ended and as the deadline to fund the government loomed, President Donald Trump placed a call to the man in Washington he believed held all the cards: Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The flurry of conversations that ensued between the President and the Senate's top Democrat -- beyond just their Friday lunch in the President's private dining room -- reflect the lengths Schumer was willing to go in negotiating with a President eager for a deal. But they also demonstrate the chaos and unpredictability that Trump has injected into an already dysfunctional capital city.Trump's midday negotiations with Schumer provided some glimmers of optimism, according to a source familiar w...
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