Despite his angry tweets and comments vowing to continue his government shutdown, President Donald Trump has privately conceded he is losing the political battle over his border wall, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Trump made the admission to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney after watching press coverage of the shutdown:

We are getting crushed!” Trump admitted. (Actually, I would say more like screwed, and you did it to yourself.)

“Why can’t we get a deal?” he wondered.

You can’t get a deal, Donald, because you never could do deals. That’s why you went bankrupt six times, even after daddy gave you $417 million.