At the risk of stating the obvious, President Trump threatened and bullied over refusing to sign the COVID relief bill. In the end, he got nothing and signed it anyway. His statement included a slew of claims about how he made an important point and everyone got the message about how right he was. But in the end he folded. Because he always folds. It’s one of the most enduring patterns of his presidency. If he can’t get his way through threats, he folds.
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