Today hasn’t been a good day for President Trump.
Not only did his longtime associate and friend Roger Stone get arrested by the FBI, but he was forced to reopen the government—without getting a nickel to build his wall.
And we can thank Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi for that.
See, after 35 days of the federal government being shut down, the FAA halting flights out of NYC’s LaGuardia Airport for air traffic control staffing issues and dismal approval ratings over the past weeks, #45 caved by making a deal with the Democrats.
A deal that included what Pelosi told him from the very beginning: “We’re not funding that wall.”
According to the Associated Press, on Friday afternoon, Trump delivered an address in Rose Garden saying he would enact a three-week stopgap measure, immediately reopening the government without any promise of additional border security funds.
“We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said.
“After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside — I think — and put the security of the American people first.”
This is a complete 180 from yesterday, when he said it was fund his wall or bust.
The government will be reopened until Feb. 15. This was the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
Naturally, folks on Twitter are stanning for Pelosi for not backing down and making y’all president look almost as pathetic as he did when he recently stood in front of all that cold fast food in the Oval Office.
Take a look at some of the best #TrumpCaved tweets:
#TrumpCaved: Miss Nancy Is Not Playing Around With Y’all President was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
I’m old enough to remember when misguided Dems tried to get Pelosi removed from her post. Now she’s the hero they need. https://t.co/bho45d6QcW— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 25, 2019
Nancy Pelosi walking into the House today pic.twitter.com/T18CrAqopm— Ashley Alese Edwards (@AshleyAlese) January 25, 2019
Nancy did what she had to do.— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) January 25, 2019
This whole situation will still be messy moving forward but it’s very clear Trump knows the balance of power has shifted.
And the walls are closing in
.@SpeakerPelosi should give the State of the Union since she's obviously the one running the country.— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) January 25, 2019
Trump is a first generation American on his mother’s side and a 2nd gen American on his father’s side. He’s barely an American himself. The way he trashes immigrants you’d think he was a descendant of an American Revolution patriot #TrumpCaved #TrumpShutDown #PelosiWon #NoWall— Shashana 🇺🇸 (@Shashana80sKid) January 25, 2019
Nancy Pelosi, BOTUS (Boss of The United States) pic.twitter.com/QNnPawFKl1— David (@Chozzen4gr8ness) January 25, 2019