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Donald Trump uses old tricks in shutdown talks with new Congress

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03.01.2019

Experience a strange sense of deja vu after witnessing President Donald Trump's strategy to end the partial government shutdown in his first encounter with a divided Congress? Don't worry, it isn't a laggard effect of those New Year's Eve drinks. It is just Trump being Trump.

To kick off inaugural talks with a divided Congress featuring a resurgent Democratic Party, self-proclaimed master negotiator Trump on Wednesday went back to his tried and tested playbook.

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