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LaGuardia Chaos May Have Helped Push Trump to End Shutdown

  • Concrete warning of the chaos to come had the closure gone on
  • President puts end to 35-day shutdown in hastily-struck deal
U.S. President Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald TrumpPhotographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

There certainly have been worse days at LaGuardia, O’Hare and Miami airports. But on Friday some of these busy routes came to a brief but abrupt halt -- and that may have been among the final pushes that led President Donald Trump, already under pressure, to reopen the government.

The White House for weeks had tried to minimize what Americans saw and felt of the historic government shutdown, while also allowing certain pet projects to move ahead.