US shutdown: Trump hails ‘big win’ and says Democrats caved in

If this is the language being used by Donald Trump in terms of the bipartisan compromise on the funding bill, then the Democrats should have nothing to do with him until the November mid-terms this year. It comes as no surpise at all that he was sidelined from the negotiations.

US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a “big win” for Republicans.

The Democratic leadership agreed to back the bill after accepting promises from Republicans for a debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.

Mr Trump said the Democrats “caved” as he signed a bill to end the three-day shutdown.

But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said: “The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines.”

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