Be patient. Mitch McConnell is the only reason Donald Trump is still in the White House. McConnell took on the burden of providing cover for Trump since day one. He has always placed party first. His obstruction of any measure to restrain or stop Trump has given a lot of Senators political cover from right wing voters in their districts, and strengthened the hands of Senators in Trump districts. McConnell also controls the money, as he knows how to shake the money tree and decides who gets it. But McConnell doesn't take too kindly to being betrayed, and almost always exacts serious revenge. And he will eventually reach that point with Trump. Trump keeps trying him. The first time was the way Trump bungled and blustered over the first GOP attempt to repeal the ACA. Trump did what he is doing now, constantly appearing to change positions, talking loosely about different ideas at the same time while endorsing none, and never communicating clearly what he will agree to. That constant vacillation is what sank the GOP's first effort to repeal the ACA and set the stage for the failure of the second. While his talk radio base heard every variation of his vacillation, and parroted them as if they were genuine negotiating offers, Trump himself never committed himself to any one of them. This pattern is repeating itself with the shutdown. There are a couple of key differences. One is that Trump created this crisis. No one was talking about a wall until one of his staffers suggested it as a gimmick he could use at his rallies to do some of his trademark race baiting. Another is that Trump already made a deal, and then went back on it. No one owes him anything now. He also blew up the negotiations on the issue, live on national television. Now, he's busy doing exactly the same thing he had done on every legislative battle. Appearing to take a my way or the highway position, and then taking all sides simultaneously in public for the entertainment and conning of his base. The other objective in Trump's mind is to declare victory, by floating a a scattershop of loose idea in public, any which of which he will enbrace if there is a deal and claim as his own. He's for everything now, as long as he gets $5 billion. And, of course, the other is to avoid responsibility, a key Trump trait. Trump never takes responsibility for anything. Even now, as he bellowed that he would proudly take responsibility for shutting down the government over his wall, and then turned right around and tried to blame anyone and everyone else for it. McConnell is tired of being bitch slapped by this imbicile. So, while he is still providing legislative cover for Trump, it isn't going to last. Indeed, they're running toward a deadline. GOP senators are already peeling off. If McConnell calls the question, the votes are already there to open the government and forget about the wall. The House has already voted that, and so has the Senate (before Trump went back on his word). He knows that. One might think Trump knows it too, but he's not too bright, nor are any of the flunkies he has around him. Every day this goes on will bring the day forward when enough Senators defect to provide a veto proof majority, which is all but inevitable. Already prominent GOP senators are announcing their opposition to Trump's threat to use emergency powers. This is how this is going to end. If Trump tries emergency powers, the courts will stay him, and the weaklings in the Senate will have the perfect excuse to put a stop to this nonsense. It really is only a matter of time. We are headed to a full blown Constitutional crisis. The only question is which way we get there.