Kasich: Dems, Trump both think they’re winning on shutdown

Kasich: Dems, Trump both think they’re winning on shutdown
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Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Wednesday said that both President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE and Democrats think they are winning the fight over the government shutdown, which is why both sides have dug in on their demands.

In an appearance on CNN, Kasich said that once one side realizes the shutdown is hurting them more than helping, there will be more room for negotiation.

"Until then ... the Democrats think they’re winning, Trump thinks he’s winning, nobody knows who is going to win at the end,” Kasich said.


“When both sides realize it isn’t working to their advantage, then there will be a willingness to cut a deal.”

The government has been partially shut down since Dec. 22 over disagreements between Trump and congressional Democrats over $5 billion dollars the president has demanded for a border wall. Democrats have offered $1.3 billion in border security measures.

“What we hope is we get it done soon, we have border security, and then we move to a bigger immigration policy,” Kasich said.

Kasich urged both sides to come to an agreement.

“Don’t lock yourself into a corner, put the people first, put the country first because there is so much that needs to be done beyond just the border,” he said.

Trump and Democrats met Wednesday to negotiate, but the president reportedly stormed out after 20 minutes when it became clear the two sides were at an impasse.

The House voted to 240-188 Wednesday for legislation that would fund the Treasury Department, IRS and certain other agencies. Eight Republicans voted with Democrats. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE (R-Ky.) has said he will not bring any spending bill to the floor that won't be signed by the president.

Approximately 800,000 workers will miss their first paycheck because of the shutdown this Friday.