CNN Evening News for Friday, Dec 28, 2018
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(Studio: John Berman; White House: Abby Phillip) How Trump has been staying out of sight at the White House before having dinner with acting chief of staff Mick Mukvaney & Jared Kushner discussed. [With umbrella, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - blames Representative Nancy Pelosi for being unwilling to protect our borders.] How Trump is staying in Washington while the rest of the family is in Florida at Mar-A-Lago signaling how long the shutdown will last discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with Representative Rubin Gallego of Arizona. [GALLEGO - offers views on the Democratic position on border security funds while Trump is listening to pundits to make decisions & he is holding the economy hostage, what the Republicans said about special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller's investigation, on the Republican obsession with a Hillary Clinton investigation.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, former Republican chief of staff Mike Shields & "New York Times" Michael Shear about Trump. [POWERS, SHIELDS, SHEAR - offer views on Trump's threat to close the southern border over wall funding with a serious government shutdown, how the president is a negotiator with a shutdown like 1995, on his threat to cut off promised aid to Central America, whether Pelosi has no reason to budge at this time, Trump's inconsistences on where he stands.]