WASHINGTON (AP) Home alone no more, President Donald Trump had a lot to share when he convened a rambling Cabinet meeting on Day 12 of the government shutdown.
The president, eager for company after a lonely stretch in a near-empty White House, zigzagged for more than 90 minutes from his demands for a southern border wall to his thoughts on Kanye West and his decision to pull troops out of Syria all while a mock movie poster with his photograph and the words SANCTIONS ARE COMING, NOVEMBER 4 sat, without explanation, in the middle of the grand Cabinet Room table.
It was Trumps first public appearance in nearly a week, after being holed up in the White House for Christmas and New Years. Trump had been scheduled to spend the holidays with his family at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, but canceled the trip to wait out the partial government shutdown that began Dec. 22.
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