‘I wish this never happened’: Republicans lament Trump’s handling of the shutdown

By Manu Raju and Sarah Mucha of CNN

The rapid-fire turn of events that led President Donald Trump to cave on his demand for money for his long promised border wall in exchange for reopening the government had a number of Republicans, publicly and privately, complaining about the President’s handling of the shutdown, which went on for a record 35 days.

“I don’t believe that shutdowns are ever justified — and I wish this never happened,” Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins told CNN when asked if Trump handled the matter well. “This caused real harm to federal employees and to our economy at large.”

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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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