How could we forget about the signature campaign promise of President Trump? “Build the wall.” Now that’s being delayed. “The wall will come later,” Trump said on Thursday.
Per Daily Caller:
“The wall will come later,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to depart for Florida. “We’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new. We’re doing a lot of renovations, we’re building four different samples of the wall to see which one we’re going to choose, and the wall is going to be built, it will be funded a little bit later.”
“Well, we want to get massive border security, and I think both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — I think they agree with it. We met last night, as you know, Schumer, Pelosi and a whole group and I think we’re fairly close, but we have to get massive border security.”
Meanwhile Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi claim they have a framework for a deal to save young immigrants for deportation.
Per CBS News:
But on Wednesday night, the two leaders had announced that they had they had agreed to finalize a law “quickly” that would protect DACA recipients, and that the law would also include border security, “excluding the wall.”
“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” they said in a joint statement after their dinner with Mr. Trump.
The White House, however, did not mention any such deal excluding a border wall in its account from an anonymous official, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed the Democrats’ version of events. The Trump administrationearlier this month, and Mr. Trump has given Congress six months to act.
“President Donald Trump had a constructive working dinner with Senate and House Minority Leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi as well as administration officials to discuss policy and legislative priorities,” a White House official said in a statement. “These topics included tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade. This is a positive step toward the president’s strong commitment to bipartisan solutions for the issues most important to all Americans. The administration looks forward to continuing these conversations with leadership on both sides of the aisle.”
President Trump responded with a tweet early Thursday morning.
No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
Sarah Sanders also stressed that excluding the wall was not agreed to on Twitter.
While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 14, 2017
Meanwhile ‘Amnesy Don’ is trending on Twitter.
Breitbart's 'Amnesty Don' trends at #1 in Washington, D.C. pic.twitter.com/oCvze8lZOE
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) September 14, 2017
What will happen when it comes to DACA? At this point it seems like no one really knows. Even some of Trump’s biggest supporters are taking to Twitter and using the hashtag #AmnestyDon to blast the president.