The Wall Street Journal: Trump goes with his gut when it comes to politics

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday afternoon, but not before leaving both his staff and lawmakers on edge for four hours by tweeting he might veto it and trigger a government shutdown.

Just days earlier at the White House, the president assured House Speaker Paul Ryan he would sign the bill. A half-hour after the tweet, Ryan (R., Wis.) called the president and urged him to keep the promise, a congressional aide said.

White House aides huddled with Trump and warned him that he might catch blame for shutting down the government on a weekend he planned to spend at his Palm Beach, Fla.

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