I have said repeatedly I would support Donald Trump when he was right, and rip him a new one when he was wrong. Alas, we come to the latter of the two.

The Associated Press came up with their own spin on the thing, of course…

.WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

The fact of the matter is it it’s the Republicans in Congress, Paul Ryan and so on, that have damaged their credibility. But still it comes down to the idea of the Trump didn’t call them on this.

Wrong move, Donald.

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has read this website for any length of time at all it should come as no surprise to anyone who has red this website for any linked of time at all that this is precisely the situation I warned of prior to the election. Instead of standing on principle, the Donald is far too interested in making deals.

It’s it open question at this point whether or not any of this is salvageable.