You’re absolutely right about what the baby in chief wants and if the GOP gives in to him there will be no negotiations. He is lying just like always.
He isn't lying. He will talk, he is good at that. He never said he would give anything.
If the repubs "take him at his word" and give up, they will cry like babies when the get nothing in return, as what usually happens.
The repubs are so afraid of loosing their elected gravy train they will do anything not to appear mean spirited. This time, I believe there will be such a backlash from the true conservatives and Tea Party voters, if they capitulate, it may mark the end of the republican party. We can only hope!