Schumer and Pelosi aren’t really battling him - though he very much thinks they are.
That’s the funny part.
He thinks he’s the towering general locked in a war against the leaders of the opposing army...
Trump is a buffoonish despot but he hasn’t truly lost a battle of wills with Democrats decisively.
He hasn’t gotten routed.
Trump thinks he’s waging a war of will. He thinks his refusal to yield will ultimately prevail.
They’re baiting Trump into exactly what he’s doing: showing that he is utterly incapable of reason.
They’re baiting Trump into being utterly inflexible at any cost to force his ranks to mutiny.
Pelosi and Schumer are forcing the moment to its crisis as T.S. Elliott would say.
The ranks will break. And when they do, it won’t have just won the battle; it will have also turned the war.