The “Hardball” host questioned why senators even bothered bringing two doubtlessly shutdown-busting payments to the ground earlier within the day.
“What do you make of this political gamesmanship that’s happening?” Matthews requested former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). “The general public watched the Senate vote at this time on two measures that weren’t going to cross and everyone knew it. What are they doing besides dicking round?”
Hickenlooper mentioned President Donald Trump had “dreadfully miscalculated” his demand that Democrats give him $5.7 billion in funding for his promised border wall and had now “backed himself in a nook.”
“I’m undecided he sees a strategy to get out,” he added.
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