The board wrote in its op-ed that the resultant “pointless” five-week authorities shutdown “was proof” of Trump’s “stark incapacity for management, which he confirmed Friday by threatening to re-shutter the federal government in three weeks.”
Trump had misplaced the argument over his proposed U.S.-Mexico barrier “with the American individuals,” it added, citing a ballot that claims “a majority of whom oppose constructing the wall and blame him and Republicans in Congress for the shutdown.”
It was additionally “rating one” for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Trump agreed Friday to reopen the federal government for 3 weeks. The newspaper’s board warned he would “merely pile failure upon failure” if he then reverted to a different shutdown.
“Mr. Trump has failed as a dealmaker,” it added. “Congress would possibly but salvage one thing worthwhile from this sorry episode.”