Do you think he'll actually go for another shutdown in 9 days? Or that Republicans would allow him to without resistance? Pelosi and Schumer don't seem to be budging, and with debt as high as it is I seriously feel bad for the the employees affected by it who are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Not sure about the exact US stats but in comparison a Gov't shutdown in Canada may be catastrophic right now since the average household carries $23,000 in debt (excluding mortgages). Not that it's likely taking into account our parliamentary system where a vote of confidence against the PM would move things along in favour of the general populace. Anyway I know that the U.S. carries it's own debt too per household and I heard it's not exactly pennies we're talking about either. I think a recent stat I came across stated that something like 40% of Americans have mortgages, so add an average household debt ontop of that and things start to look grim if Trump shuts down again... I mean if the joint intelligence community don't see the southern border (or a wall for that matter) as a pressing issue, why is he so obsessed with it? Do you think he just wants something to point to where he can slap his name on it? That's the only thing that makes sense to me since he's so used to doing that in other ventures, successful or otherwise (trump uni, trump steaks, trump tower, etc.) What do you think gents?