There’s No Art to Trump’s Dance With Democrats

Let’s make a … what?

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There was much back-and-forth between the West Wing and Capitol Hill from Wednesday night into Thursday, involving immigration policy and that mythic Mexican border wall. The zigging and zagging could be described as many things, but it's probably best not to use President Donald Trump's favorite word. There's no "deal," not yet.

This is Trumplandia, after all. What generally goes on in that world is less about deal-making and more akin to a bumper car race in which participants take turns ramming one another for the entertainment of an important person watching from the stands.

Let's take a look: