Trump Is Now Presiding Over the Longest Shutdown Ever, and with ‘No End in Sight’
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily BeastDonald Trump frequently claims to make history. Saturday, he really did. As what’s now officially the longest shutdown in U.S. history heads into its fourth week, leaders appear no closer to striking a deal to make it stop. A senior Trump administration official said Vice President Mike Pence is staying in Washington, DC, this weekend and will be communicating with White House senior staff and lawmakers on Capitol Hill in the administration's negotiation efforts. Neither side seemed particularly optimistic that they were anywhere near a deal after a week that was long on drama and short on results. Read more at The Daily Beast.