Trump, Schumer and the Real Art of the Deal

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Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard
I was very proud of the Senate Democratic Leader, Chuck Schumer. He could speak New York to the president. So said Nancy Pelosi, showing the distance between hard-left San Franciscans, for whom every belief is a red line they cannot cross, and pragmatic New Yorkers of both parties.She is right about one thing: there is such a thing as knowing how to speak New York, and that knowledge is what made it possible for Trump and Schumer to cut a deal. You might not like the deal, but it is one that Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Ryan could not reach in part because the…