President Donald Trump speaks with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Jan. 10, 2019, at the U.S. Border Patrol McAllen Station in Texas. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Democrats Remain Oddly Aligned in Border Wall Fight

Hoping to make a crack in Democratic unity as the partial government shutdown reached Day 25, President Trump invited a handful of moderate Democrats to the White House on Tuesday for lunch and a chat.

None showed up. That despite the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) jokingly encouraged them to go, confident the rank-and-file Democrats would only better appreciate the challenges she says she faces in dealing with Trump.

It was the most striking example yet of Democratic unity in the face of the nation’s longest-ever government shutdown, a rarely seen solidarity in the party that appears to be frustrating Trump and congressional Republicans.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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