The position of the President is, “First unconditionally surrender, then we’ll talk”.
But after unconditional surrender, what is there left to talk about? The timing of your next unconditional surrender?
This manufactured crisis is not a crisis at all. It is an opportunity for the establishment Republican party to be dragged kicking and screaming back to their base. Cutting government spending, because you don’t agree on how to waste money is one thing. But cutting it because you are broke is something else entirely. The lack of money may accomplish what decades of political elections could not do: balance the budget, maybe even close a few federal offices permanantly and abolish those regulatory things they were charged with doing.
More freedom: costs less and tastes great.