Donald Trump likes the nickname. He considers his opponents with as despektierli Chen tracks: “Crooked Hillary”, “Cryin’ Chuck”, and such things – deceptive Hillary (Clinton), howling Chuck (Schumer).

At its current main opponent – the front woman of the Democrats in the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi – this is different. “Nancy Pelosi, or Nancy, as I call it,” Trump said a few days ago, when he was talking about Pelosi. The first name of so – more Trump dare not in your case. That says a lot. The US President seems to have recognized that he has in Pelosi, a powerful and sophisticated opponent. In the battle for the Shutdown of the US government, he has been felt only too clearly. His defeat is painful and could have implications.

Pelosi’s only been three weeks ago, Chairman of the US house of representatives. The influential Posts they occupied a few years ago, as the first woman in U.S. history. On her Comeback she had to overcome resistance from its own ranks. Some Democrats wanted to move, to change – and not a 78-Year-old as their figurehead. Trump watched the relish, and had, in the meantime, even smugly, if necessary, his Republicans could help out with a couple of votes of your choice. Finally, Pelosi gained it again on the top post of the Hemicycle. It was a poison chalice: Trump appeared on the view, Pelosi is a simple opponent to be found.

But Pelosi is for 37 years in the business of politics. You know to tactics, and to rulers in the Background of the economy. The internal revolt they fought off successfully. And now she is again the number three in the state, according to Trump and his Deputy. It is also the most powerful woman in US politics and for the time being, the most important opponent for Trump – up is, who’s running for the Democrats in the next presidential election in 2020 against Trump. Pelosi has instructed the Trump of the Better, in terms of their dangerousness. She has 35 years more political experience than Trump. And she plays now.

In the dispute over the budget and the financing of a border wall to Mexico, Trump’s emergence. The President sounded a recurring basis, he would not agree to any budget and any transitional budget, if there is not the required billion for the construction of the wall. In order to get the money, he is to rely on the votes of Democrats in Congress.

The pressure on Trump, but it grew with each passing day: falling poll numbers, images of state officials, the queue for food donations, chaotic conditions of airports, because there are series of ways employees reported sick, forecasts a significant decline in economic growth due to the Shutdown, alarming warnings from the security apparatus of the country, and finally, internal settling movements of the Republicans.

The Democrats, by contrast, waited, remained to was no of a wall, closed and put in order all along the line. “Our Unity is our Power,” said Pelosi on Friday. “And this is something that has underestimated the President.”

Trump is now for the time being, empty-handed. In spite of five weeks, the government still has any of his claims. For this, he has alienated a lot of people, even among his followers. The fashion among them are repelled by the fact that he has pulled the “Shutdown” despite all the hardships for the concerned public servants by are rates. The hardliners, in turn, think it is weak that he is broke, without his big election promise – the construction of the border wall.

in the Next fight with Pelosi about the state of the Nation has Trump lost. The Democrat, to put him with your foray into the rich tradition of the President’s speech before the Congress to adjourn until after the end of the “shutdown”. Trump tried, with several turns to strike back and to get his will, had to give in but in the end, Pelosi struck. The President could have predicted that he has in the dispute over the speech, there was no Chance. He did not see it.

Trump has lost a maximum of. He, of all things, so, the earlier business man who thinks of himself as a gifted negotiator. Trump published at the end of the 80s, in his old life, the book “The Art of the Deal”. Now he is presented as a little artful, and skillful Deal-Maker. Rather than a that has the table. Even in government circles, is to hear Trump have lost in this fight against Pelosi cracking.

The President has failed to secure in the Convention the financing of its wall, as long as Republicans had the majority in both Congress chambers. Since the mid-term elections in November, the Democrats have control of the house of representatives. And this new Power you use relentlessly, first of all Pelosi.

The loss of the votes in the house of representatives for the Republicans is not really surprising. Has Trump hidden, don’t you want to have? Or the “Shutdown”debacle is just a sign of a policy without any longer term strategy?

Trump is now there, exactly half of his term of office as bad as never before. His already meager poll numbers have sagged through the agonizing “Shutdown”weeks. He has even among his followers, many of the scare. And the self-trumpeted Image as a maker – as someone who shows the “well-Established” in Washington, where it is long – lasting damaged.

Up to the presidential election of 2020, Trump has to do it now with a house of representatives to the Democrats, and Pelosi in charge and giving him a hard time. It looks much after that, that the economic situation could yet worsen, always a Joker to Trump – up to the election rather something. For the presidential election campaign is not far away, not all the the best conditions.

What is Trump added, also, are the investigations into the possible implications of his election campaign-Teams in 2016, with Russia. Only on Friday a longtime Trump Confidant in the affair. The sixth out of his direct environment. The provisional agreement to “Shutdown,” drew the attention with the stunner away from this for Trump so uncomfortable message. Maybe that was intended him to be, so it wouldn’t be the first Time. However, the Russia-investigations do not disappear. On the contrary, they are moving closer and closer to the President.

The duel with Pelosi now in the next round. Three weeks time is to negotiate a solution until the next escalation threatens. Trump is in this fight clearly weakened in the second round.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.