The President is exhibiting a great deal of self restraint in a furnace of sustained pressure few American Presidents have known. Even in war, Lincoln had the Northern press occasionally on his side. He will have the wall at the end of this 3 week process, but it will be interesting to see what the price will be. Democrats want to play this as a win in shutting down the State of the Union and forcing the shutdown to end. They are grinding this moment into his face, calling him the “cave man.” This provoked him to write at 6PM that he did not “cave” and will have what he wants in 3 weeks.