Compulsion, to be sure, is part of the answer. A shudder went through the financial markets as news of the scandal spread. It is an over-simplification at best, but one Democrats should be more mindful of than they are. Linda se estremeció cuando se dio cuenta de lo cerca que había estado de tener un accidente muy serio. That is not to underrate how badly he has handled the episode. That is embarrassing for Mr Trump.
. Indeed, it has been a case-study in presidential incompetence. This leaves a more modest fix as a likelier conclusion to the stand-off—the Democrats offer a bit more money for border-security provided Mr Trump reopens the government first. Yet instead of celebrating prematurely, Democrats need to reflect more carefully on why the man who bested them in 2016 might be pursuing such an apparently self-defeating strategy. Linda shuddered when she thought how close she had come to a serious accident.
Even if those or similar terms were on offer, moreover, Mr Trump seems too cowed by his right-wing critics to accept them. After shutting down the government for 16 days in 2013, Republicans swept the mid-terms the next year. No party blamed for a shutdown has paid a heavy electoral price for it. Mr Trump launched it, in response to goading from immigration hawks and with the prospect of a new Democratic House looming, at what he thought was his last moment of unrivalled power. And, though bloodied in the mid-terms, he retained some of the imposing aura that his stunning election, loyal base and two years without serious political opposition conferred.
La sola idea de comer carne cruda le dio escalofríos. And yet the nativist politics he feeds it with, including the wall, are off-putting to the more discerning conservatives he needs. Elected by a minority of Americans, and ever fearful of the handful of hard-right pundits who seem to speak for them, Mr Trump has in reality always been a weak president. Additional Translations Inglés Español shudder n noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. Walls and ditches This is how the Trump team believes he won in 2016. Her story would send a shudder down the spine of any parent.
In response, he needs his conservative cheerleaders to be not sulkily willing to roll out the vote for him next year, but boiling over with protective fury. El edificio tembló con el terremoto. The building shuddered in the earthquake. La historia le daría escalofríos a cualquier padre. Illegal immigration, the issue he had chosen to stand on, was his most powerful weapon.
Even so, he has suffered less damage than his opponents think. Mr Trump is facing a storm of investigations, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller approaches his end-game and House Democrats let fly their subpoenas. Voters are liable to blame him, at which point his imagined leverage becomes a handicap. The shutdown was plainly a terrible idea. Mutual incomprehension cuts both ways.
The history of shutdown polling also suggests the knock to his ratings will be short-lived. Note: Nótese el cambio de estructura sintáctica: el sujeto del original pasa a ser el objeto indirecto en la traducción. She shuddered at the thought of eating raw meat. Even in the rundown factory-towns of Trump country, voters have been quoting his words back to reporters ever since. Los mercados financieros sufrieron una sacudida al extenderse las noticias del escándalo. That might end up as a win for the Democrats.
The sketchiest knowledge of recent shutdowns could have told Mr Trump that whoever instigates one rarely gets what he wants. But they should be careful. His ratings, though down a few points, are well within the remarkably stable range they have maintained ever since his inauguration. . .
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